For the first time in the history of our nation, the majority of students enrolled in public schools are children of color. Yet the diversity in our teacher workforce remains stagnant. Roxana Norouzi shares her efforts to improve how teachers reflect student demographics in Washington state.
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July 19, 2014
Can policymakers overcome partisan bickering in the service of language immersion programs? Aiden Fleming, Legislative Liaison for the Arizona Department of Education, tells how it happened in Arizona and shares three strategies you can use in your community.
July 03, 2014
American disinterest in acquiring language skills to adapt to linguistic and cultural situations in which they find themselves is hurting an entire nation's likelihood of maintaining a predominant role in 21st century world matters. World interconnectedness coupled with the savvy of other world powerhouses has dictated that English is no longer the language needed to join the exclusive and elusive club of success and opportunity.
May 21, 2014
Two words seem to resonate across the country as dirty words: "competition" and "global." Heather Singmaster keeps hearing that the message must focus on cooperation instead of competition and that global is perceived as a dirty word in many communities. But is she really swearing like a sailor?
May 16, 2014
Kevin Rudd, senior fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School and former prime minister of Australia, on the danger of mutual misperceptions between powers such as China and the United States. Rudd cautioned against five commonly held myths about China, including the difficulty of learning Chinese.
May 14, 2014
Many students entering U.S. schools with the ability to speak a langauge other than English, are told that this is not an asset. Michele Anciaux Aoki explains how this is no longer the case in Washington state.
November 18, 2013
One million data points show a stunning gap between demands of the global economy and workforce preparedness.
September 21, 2013
How one state gives graduation distinction to globally competent youth.
September 12, 2013
Advice from one state on how to make global learning a reality for more students.