| Jun 26, 2013
Spanish still may be the runaway favorite for students learning a foreign language in Illinois, but one northwest suburban teacher has nearly quadrupled enrollment for a less ubiquitous language –Italian.
Lisa Sasso, an Italian teacher at South...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 6:13 PM
The Tuesday morning sun was bright, the breeze was cool and the knights on their Hippity Hops were tilting fiercely at their targets with foam rubber lances, more commonly known as swimming pool noodles.
Across the lawn, parallel lines of children...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 5:20 AM
Carla Osawamick stands in front of a class of students with a wide range of life experiences, from one still in high school to a great-grandmother.
The students all have one thing in common: they are dedicated to learning and speaking Anishinaabemowin,...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 7:23 AM
Jerry Seinfeld once quipped, “According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 6:19 PM
The lineup of must-see videos for the high school class on public speaking was notable: Hitler, Martin Luther King Jr., Mussolini, President Obama — and A.J. Duffy, the former president of the L.A. teachers union and also the instructor.
| Jun 9, 2013
| 12:02 AM
Diego is a 7-year-old boy with Down syndrome whose parents wish for him to get what most want for their children: the best education possible.
But determining what is the best education for Diego has become an issue of contention between El Centro...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Every summer, millions of Americans repeat again and again a word that has its roots in Taino, the Caribbean language spoken by the people Christopher Columbus met when he first landed in the Americas.
Spanish speakers brought the word into their...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 10:07 AM
Wilde Lake resident J.T. Powell has an interesting, perhaps unusual, hobby.
He doesn't collect stamps or build model airplanes. Instead, he teaches himself languages.
"I would highly recommend it," Powell said holding a tattered Italian dictionary...
| Apr 7, 2013
Archie Thompson, the oldest living member of California's Yurok tribe and the last known active speaker raised in the tribal language, has died. He was 93.
Thompson died March 26 at a Crescent City, Calif., hospital after an apparent stroke, according...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 8:13 AM
It was to be expected, on National Grammar Day, despite the cautions from Kory Stamper and others, that the peeververein would make their voices heard.
A reader signed on as "diteora" at the post "Good grammar doesn't entitle you to be smug" asks for...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 9:41 PM
Tom Daschle's latest book is, in simplest terms, a contemporary explainer of the U.S. Senate, its history and how it works.
In "The U.S. Senate: Fundamentals of American Government," the Aberdeen native reminisces that had he not worked his way up...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 7:51 PM
The Somerset Area FFA Chapter has seven Keystone Degree recipients who received their honors at the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg.
Dan Overdorff is the adviser for the Somerset Area FFA Chapter at the Somerset Area High School. The seven...