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Coming soon: We Are What We Speak

John Tessitore was honored to sit down with linguist Emily Rae Sabo and her team to discuss the relationship between language access and civil justice. It can be very difficult for English-speakers to navigate legal matters related to family, housing, health care, veterans affairs, debt, employment... It's nearly impossible for people who do not speak … Continue reading Coming soon: We Are What We Speak

To Celebrate Boston’s Founding, A Look at Its Early Institutions

Partnership of Historic Bostons announces its 2019 Boston Charter Day event schedule [Boston, MA, August 26, 2019] What was everyday life like for Boston’s first immigrants? How did they shop for goods, raise their kids, practice their religions?  The Partnership of Historic Bostons will host a series of events and lectures this fall examining the … Continue reading To Celebrate Boston’s Founding, A Look at Its Early Institutions

Reaching State Governments

Although public research universities educate 3.8 million students annually and initiate the fundamental research that drives scientific and technological discovery, state governments have cut their funding to these institutions by at least 34% on average. Since the universities are able to raise tuition and cut programming (however, inadvisable that may be) state houses have treated … Continue reading Reaching State Governments

Academy Language Report Now National Policy

America's Languages, the final report of the American Academy's Commission on Language Learning, provided the context for the new Department of Education international strategy, as outlined in Succeeding Globally Through International Education and Engagement, unveiled today. The Academy report is cited as a justification for increasing resources for the development of global competencies. First Idea worked … Continue reading Academy Language Report Now National Policy