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June 10, 2015

Majority of Hispanics Want Young People to Speak Spanish, Survey Shows

Authors of the Pew Research Center Hispanic Trends report say the findings indicate that bilingualism and preserving heritage languages are important in the United States' Hispanic community.

June 03, 2015

What's the Top Home Language for ELLs?

The Migration Policy Institute and Middlebury Interactive Languages released separate reports on the topic this week. Their findings diverge on several key points.

May 29, 2015

Tribal District Grad Rate Soars After Hiring More Native Teachers

A Wisconsin district has increased its percentage of Native teachers and is seeing improved outcomes for students.

May 07, 2015

Montana Governor Signs Laws to Promote, Preserve Tribal Languages

The legislation signed by Gov. Steve Bullock will fund new language immersion programs in five Montana school systems and subsidize already-existing language preservation efforts.

March 25, 2015

Education Department Pledges to Prioritize Needs of Language-Learners

The goal is to "look at English learners as a national asset and investment in contrast to thinking of English learners as a problem or challenge coming to our school districts," said Libia Gil, the head of the department's office of English-language acquisition.

September 09, 2014

Charter Schools Helping Tribes Revive Fading Native Languages

A tribal language-reclamation project in Massachusetts is seeking approval from state education officials to open a language-immersion charter school on Cape Cod.

June 10, 2014

English-Speaking Abilities of Immigrants: A Snapshot From the U.S. Census Bureau

Newly-released data from the Census Bureau shows that English-speaking abilities of immigrants vary by time of arrival in the United States and education levels.

January 02, 2014

Tribal Languages to Get Higher Profile in Oklahoma Schools

A rule change will allow tribal language teachers to receive a special certification to teach in the state's public schools.

July 30, 2012

After 53 Rounds, National Spanish Spelling Bee Ends in a Draw

Nineteen students from seven states vied for the second annual title of national Spanish spelling champion.

June 07, 2012

Diplomas Count: Six of 12.1 Million Stories

The Diplomas Count report features profiles of students from the six largest Hispanic heritage groups in the U.S.: Guatemala, Mexico, El Salvador, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic.

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