Education Report Roundup

Foreign Languages

By Mary Ann Zehr — February 21, 2006 1 min read

“Education for Global Leadership: The Importance of International Studies and Foreign Language Education for U.S. Economic and National Security” is posted by the Committee for Economic Development.

Because of the intense focus of the federal No Child Left Behind Act on reading and mathematics, some schools around the country have reduced the number of foreign-language courses offered or stopped teaching foreign languages altogether, says a report by the Washington-based Committee for Economic Development, a nonpartisan policy-research group made up of business and education leaders.

A version of this article appeared in the February 22, 2006 edition of Education Week