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While foreign languages are critical to U.S. diplomacy and national security, fewer U.S. college students are learning a second language, says a new report. Americans are failing to learn other languages, says the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) report, “State of Languages in the U.S.: A Statistical Portrait,” including college students. More employers seek…

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Educating Americans in a language other than English is failing, according to a new report. “The United States has neglected languages in its educational curricula, its international strategies, and its domestic policies,” concludes the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. More than 230 million English speakers in the U.S. have failed to learn a second…

University of Pennsylvania professor Peter Struck and his teaching assistant Cat Gillespie teach a class during a live recording of a massive, open, online class.

Ashok Goel uses the internet in almost all of the classes he teaches. Every term, more than 300 graduate students take his class on artificial intelligence (AI). The students never meet in person. All of the classes take place online — through a website. The site lets students ask questions and complete their work from anywhere in the world. Having hundreds…