Daily Archives: November 27, 2017

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Massachusetts Restores Bilingual Education

Massachusetts’ Republican Governor Charlie Baker has signed the LOOK Bill into law which will allow the state’s schools to offer bilingual and dual-language education. According to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, there are more than 90,000 English language learners (ELLs) in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts House and Senate earlier voted overwhelmingly to approve the…

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Spanish Speakers Rising by Five Million a Year

Don Quixote and Sancho Panza monument with CervantesSpain’s Instituto Cervantes has released its annual report on the Spanish language: El español en el mundo 2017, revealing that more than 572 million people speak Spanish worldwide, of which 477 million people are native speakers — five million more than last year — and that there will…