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Is Spanish an Endangered Language in the United States?

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The topics of bilingualism and the state of the Spanish language in the United States have been in the news a lot lately. A couple of weeks ago, an article I worked on over the summer titled “Can Spanish survive in the U.S.?” was published on USA Today’s Hispanic Living magazine, as you can see in the photo of the cover above. It’s an article I truly enjoyed working on because it was incredibly interesting to delve into the history ofRead More ...

Week in Links for #BilingualKids — Feb. 15

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  Planned Bilingualism: Five Questions to Consider by François Grosjean from Psychology Today — Another useful article from Prof. Grosjean perfect for those just about to embark in the journey of raising a bilingual child. Surge in immersion programs spreads from the Star Tribune — In Minnesota, the number of dual language immersion programs has doubled since 2006 with a total of 85 at the elementary and middle school level, with some programs even in high school. Reading stories like this one is likeRead More ...

Mi Gente Finally Speaks Up….We Speak Up

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Note: Up until now we never wrote on this blog or our Facebook change who our candidate was or which party we endorsed because this site is not about politics. But now that the election is over, I have many thoughts I want to share. Thanks for this space. We always try to stay away from politics in SpanglishBaby, but it’s unavoidable to talk about the most important event in our recent history: the reelection of our first African-American President,Read More ...

How Soon Should You Start Saving for College?

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If there’s one bill I wished I could just pay off for once and for all, it’s my student loan. Back in 1991 when I applied for my first loan, I really had no idea what I was getting myself into, but it was really my only option at the time because my parents hadn’t really saved or set aside any funds specifically for college. Now that my girl has finally started Kindergarten, I’m actually starting to feel guilty thatRead More ...

Sonia Sotomayor and 15 Celebrity Latinos on Sesame Street

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Season 43 of Sesame Street premieres on Monday, September 24th on PBS Kids and we were excited to see that Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, an inspiration to all women and Latinas, will be making her second appearance on the show. This time around, she’s on the “Word on the Street” segment talking about the word “Career,” perfectly suited for the beloved “Wise Latina.” The new season will feature an exciting segment, “Elmo: The Musical!”, a new S-T-E-A-M curriculum, andRead More ...

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