This article highlights how the community, the schools and residents manage the challenges of linguistic diversity, including how to alert families about unfamiliar weather such as blizzards and tornadoes.
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A special website is launched dedicated to the International Year of Indigenous languages (IY2019) which will be commemorated by UNESCO's members and partners throughout 2019.
Students from South Dakota and North Dakota recently met to compete in the Lakota Language Bowl.
Two Colorado dual immersion elementary schools recently hired educators from Spain to teach core subjects and cultural lessons in Spanish.
A Utah school district's dual-language immersion program, in which students learn French or Spanish from the first grade to their senior year of high school, recently recognized its 10-year anniversary.
Students at a Cree bilingual school in Saskatchewan recently created lyrics that they later performed to a hip-hop beat.
A Missouri school district's teachers of English language and dual language learners are partnering with parents to increase engagement with families in students' education.
Languages often are overlooked as being endangered by climate change, though some communities could face relocations and loss of language.
English language-learning students at a New Hampshire school are enhancing their literacy skills by creating a book about their community and presenting it to the mayor.
A New York school district, where its growing English language learner population collectively speaks 83 languages, is facing the challenge of finding qualified bilingual instructors.