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(Webinar) Prioritizing Language Learning in the Standards Era
January 19, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
As our students prepare for a future where the world is more connected than ever before, second language acquisition is top of mind for many educators. Numerous studies have shown significant benefits from language learning, including better career prospects, improved academic performance, and enhanced empathy and creativity. Unfortunately, the realities of the modern school day, with numerous state and federal standards and mandates, often squeeze out language instruction from the schedule–despite significant interest from educators and parents in making language learning more accessible. Still, some schools, districts, and even states have committed to making language learning a top priority. Join us for this webinar discussion led by statewide policymakers and school administrators on how schools can balance these challenges and make language learning available for all students.