True bilingualism is a relatively rare and a beautiful thing, and by “true,” I mean speaking two languages with the proficiency of a native — something most of us will only dream of as we struggle with learning languages in school and beyond.
AS THIS year’s graduates walked down the aisle armed with Latin distinctions from valedictorian to summa or magna cum laude, tens of thousands of high school seniors also claimed an accolade dedicated to the languages they speak every day: the “seal of biliteracy,” which honors students who have demonstrated proficiency in English and another language.
Bilingual education can open the doors to endless possibilities for the future. Margarita Muniz was an educator in the Greater Boston Area who, like many before her, continued the fight to bring bilingual education to the Boston Public Schools.
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) applauds the SUNY Board of Trustees for appointing Havidán Rodríguez, Ph.D., to lead the University at Albany.Dr. Rodríguez will be the first Hispanic president of a four-year college in the State University of New York System (SUNY).
Words of excitement spread between the librarians of the Henderson County Clint W. Murchison Memorial Library that the children’s Spanish collection would double its size.