Peoria Public Library expands services for Hispanic visitors

The Peoria Public Library, like many agencies, businesses and nonprofits, is looking for ways to extend its reach to the Hispanic Community. This weekend, the library is hosting its first event specifically aimed at bringing more Latino visitors through its doors. The event will have live music, food and library card registration.

The federal and state dynamics shaping dual language learner debates

EdCentral article on how education policy is getting even less attention than usual this election season.
Education policy is getting even less attention than usual this election season. Other than some token nods to early education investments and doing something (usually vaguely-described) about student loan debt, 2016 looks to be a dormant year for education politics.

The Royal Academy of Spanish Language to present commemorative edition of tribute to Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

"Autógrafos de Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra" (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra's Autograph Book) will be presented by the Royal Academy of Spanish Language in celebration of the quatercentenary of de writers's death.On January 28th, 2016, the Royal Academy of Spanish Language (RAE) will present this extraordinary publication at the "Rufino Hall" at its headquarters in Madrid, Spain. 

Spanish and English, two languages forced to try to understand each other

Spanish and English, two languages forced to try to understand each other
The 7th International Congress of the Spanish Language, which will take place on March 11-18, will tackle in Puerto Rico the "coexistence" of the two languages. This year is the 400th anniversary of this twist of fate, and the debate about the coexistence of the two languages, the advantage English has in the newest technologies, the emergence of middle ways such as Spanglish or the desired bilingualism, is more alive than ever.