the National Italian Exam is an official AATI national language contest held among middle and high school students. The NIE is not only an assessment tool, which can provide teachers and students with useful feedback to help inform instruction and curricula, it is also as an opportunity for visibility and for promoting Italian programs in North American schools.
Everyone is welcome to attend the Pre-ACTFL Professional Development Day co-sponsored by the Embassy of Italy and the AATI, provided by the gracious funding of the Ambassador. The program is free any open to teachers of Italian for any level.
After a nearly 20-year ban on bilingual education in its public schools, Arizona’s school chief is pledging to get the law repealed in the upcoming legislative session. Known as Proposition 203, Arizona’s statute is the last of the state laws that prohibit using bilingual education to teach English-language learners.
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