Latest Language education News

Remote Hawaiian immersion option 2 months into school year

Oct. 21, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii education officials have launched a distance learning program for Hawaiian language immersion students -- two months in the school year. The Hawaiian Immersion Distance Learning Program started this week with 49 students and officials plan to...

Maine Teacher of the Year: Hampden school's Kelsey Stoyanova

Oct. 14, 2021 12:35 PM EDT

HAMPDEN, Maine (AP) — An eighth grade language arts teacher has been selected as Maine Teacher of the Year. Kelsey Stoyanova teaches at Reeds Brook Middle School in Hampden. She was previously named the 2021 Penobscot County Teacher of the Year. The...

Salem ESL teacher named state teacher of the year

Oct. 06, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — An elementary school teacher from Salem was named Massachusetts Teacher of the Year on Wednesday. Marta García, who teaches English as a second language to second and third graders at Witchcraft Heights Elementary School, was honored during a...

New tech at Mississippi school helps teach through masks

Oct. 03, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Starkville High School student Peyton Willoughby sat in his 10th grade English class on Sept. 23 not worried about struggling to hear his teacher because of new technology installed in the classroom. As his teacher discussed poems and literary...

Rosebud program will teach 7 tribal members Lakota language

Sep. 25, 2021 01:12 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Seven members of the Sicangu Lakota Oyate tribe will have a paid opportunity to learn the Lakota language this spring. The Rosebud Economic Development Corporation is rolling out a new language preservation program, Lakolya Waoniya, which roughly...

US man who taught in China sentenced for sexual exploitation

Sep. 18, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man who taught English in China has been sentenced to nearly 42 years in federal prison for attempting to blackmail a former student into sending him pornographic images of herself. Curtis Baldwin, 48 contacted the 12-year-old via the...

Tennessee picks 5 school districts for reading grant program

Sep. 17, 2021 04:04 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee education officials have selected five school districts to receive $300,000 grants under an early literacy program. The state Department of Education says the Reading 360 Model Districts include Bristol, Tennessee, City Schools;...

Quechua endures in Peru despite centuries of discrimination

Sep. 15, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

CCARHUACC LICAPA, Peru (AP) — Leila Ccaico walked slowly to the front of her class in a rural village in the Andes. Reluctantly, she faced her classmates, obeyed her teacher’s orders and started to sing softly in Quechua. This is the first year that the sixth grader...

Race for Hopi chairman to be rematch of 2017 election

Sep. 10, 2021 21:37 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The race for Hopi chairman will be a rematch of the last general election. Tribal council member David Norton Talayumptewa was the top vote-getter in Thursday's primary with 298 votes, followed by current Chairman Tim Nuvangyaoma with 291 votes,...

Ataturk's legacy sparks row between Greek Cypriots, Turkey

Sep. 09, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The withdrawal of a book from Greek Cypriot high school classes over a disputed reference to modern Turkey’s founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk on Thursday triggered a war of words between Turkey and the ethnically-split island nation’s education ministry. ...