Latest Language education News

Algeria expands English lessons to primary school students

Sep. 21, 2022 12:00 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — As a new academic year starts in Algeria, third graders returning to primary school Wednesday will be taught English, as well as French, as a foreign language -- a small but symbolic step toward taking the country further away from its past as a French colony that some say...

Group aims to start immersion charter school

Sep. 17, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — In the spacious basement of her Urbana home, Li Zhou commanded rapt attention from the preschoolers sprawled on the carpet before her. She read to them from a picture book about kindness. The book was written in English, but before turning each page, Zhou...

New assessments show New Mexico students still struggling

Sep. 01, 2022 20:03 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Most New Mexico students are not proficient when it comes to math, science or language arts, but top education officials said Thursday they have “concrete specific strategies” to get the state on a path to where it sees improvements each year. Public...

Minneapolis teacher contract race language ignites firestorm

Aug. 21, 2022 12:57 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Minneapolis teachers settled a 14-day strike in March, they celebrated a groundbreaking provision in their new contract that was meant to shield teachers of color from seniority-based layoffs and help ensure that students from racial minorities have teachers who look like...

Red Sox 3B Devers practices with teammates on, off field

Jul. 13, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox All-Star Rafael Devers is practicing with his teammates both on and off the field. Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, the 25-year-old quickly rose through the minors, becoming one of the game’s best hitters and brightest stars. He was voted the...

Struggling Latino students should be priority, leaders say

Jul. 11, 2022 15:54 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Latino students should be a federal funding priority after they fell behind during the coronavirus pandemic despite making notable educational gains in recent decades, leaders with the largest U.S. Hispanic civil rights and advocacy group said Monday. “There is...