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December 08, 2011

Most Teachers See the Curriculum Narrowing, Survey Finds

Two-thirds of public school teachers say the intensive focus on English and math is crowding other subjects out of the classroom.

November 15, 2011

Effort Aims to Tie Foreign Language Study to Common Standards

National guidelines for the study of foreign languages are being revised to make explicit the links to the common-core standards, the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages announced this week. The news came just days before the council hosts its annual conference, with the theme "Em...

September 09, 2011

Arabic Instruction on Rise in U.S. Schools Since 9/11

The teaching of Arabic in U.S. schools, while still relatively rare, has grown significantly since the 9/11 attacks.

June 01, 2011

Budget Pact Cuts Aid for Teaching Foreign Languages

Federal aid to help promote the teaching of foreign languages was reduced as part of a recent budget deal in Washington.

March 29, 2011

Study of Mandarin Chinese By U.S. Students Booming

Although overall study of foreign languages by U.S. students is up slightly, it's still far below most other nations.

February 22, 2011

House OKs Cuts to Array of Ed. Programs, From Literacy to Teaching STEM

President Obama has threatened to veto the bill as approved on a largely party-line vote in the House.

January 20, 2011

Hu Jintao to Visit Chicago School With Chinese Language Program

The school that the Chinese president is visiting serves as a hub for Mandarin language instruction in Chicago public schools.

December 09, 2010

CIA Director Urges Stronger Focus on Foreign Languages

Secretary Duncan, also speaking at the event, defended plans to merge aid for a federal foreign language assistance program into a broader, competitive funding pot.

December 06, 2010

College Board Revamps AP Latin and Spanish Lit

The College Board has overhauled its AP Latin and Spanish literature courses.

November 19, 2010

Wyoming May Ditch Foreign-Language Rule for Scholarships

Students could substitute study in the fine and performing arts or career and technical education.

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