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September 25, 2014

Why Teachers Must Reflect Student Diversity

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.

July 19, 2014

Arizona's Language-Immersion Program: A Vote of Confidence

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

The Unfortunate Monolingual American

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

Global and Competition: Two Dirty Words in Education

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

Don't Believe These Five Myths About China

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

Students Earn Credits for Languages They Know

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

Five Facts About the U.S. You Should Know -- And One You Can't Ignore

One million data points show a stunning gap between demands of the global economy and workforce preparedness.

September 21, 2013

Wisconsin's Global Education Achievement Certificate

How one state gives graduation distinction to globally competent youth.

September 12, 2013

Global Education Is Contagious in Ohio

Advice from one state on how to make global learning a reality for more students.

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