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2016

Native Language Key to Some Diplomas

June 11, 2016

The San Diego Unified School District is allowing high school English language learners to opt out of the two-year foreign language graduation requirement by taking a fluency exam in the language of their parents or native countries. 

How Hawaiian Came Back From the Dead

June 8, 2016

Public language immersion schools in Hawai'i have kept the indigenous Hawaiian language alive for the past 30 years and they have been credited with increasing the population of speakers.

Welcome to America. Pack a Parka.

June 5, 2016

Over the past decade, the Anchorage School District has become one of the most diverse in the country, serving students who speak nearly 100 different languages.