The initiative to promote global citizenship and solidarity education courses inspired by the Ventotene Manifesto has been extended to schools and Italian departments abroad. As part of the activities envisaged in the new Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Education and VentotenEuropa, renewed on 23 June 2021, the second National C...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is proud to announce that the estate of the late U.S. Ambassador Peter F. Secchia, who formerly served in Italy, has committed an additional $2 million to endow the Ambassador Peter F. Secchia Voyage of Discovery Program, an all-expenses paid first-time travel to Italy program for young Americans of I...

Ilaria Serra, Professor of Italian and Comparative Studies, recently published Italia cantata: Storia d’Italia attraverso le canzoni da Napoleone a Berlusconi, 1797-1997 (New York: Linus Learning, 2021). The volume is an Italian language and culture textbook for intermediate to advanced students. “I noticed that there was a lack of advanced Italian...

North Carolina is the ninth most populous state in the United States. Its largest city is Charlotte, which after New York is the American city with the largest number of banks: this has led it to be, at the beginning of this century, the fastest growing area in the United States. The region of which Charlotte is part, stretching from New Jersey in...

The financial education initiative is back and this year it is open to Italian primary and secondary schools around the world. The 9th School Award ‘Inventiamo una banconota’ is now launched by Banca d’Italia (National Bank of Italy) and the Italian Ministry of Education. As in the past editions, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Inter...

Tuesday March 1, 2022 — 6 p.m. EST. Zoom Webinar (Register Here). Join us for a conversation with author Cristina De Stefano, celebrating the release of her book The Child is the Teacher – The Life of Maria Montessori. Moderated by Chiara Durazzini of I AM Books.  The series “Libriamo! From Italy with Books” is presented by I AM Books in collaborat...

Peek into an early-grade classroom at a Montessori school and you are likely to see children of different ages moving around and talking, free to explore a variety of activities. Each activity will advance learning and development, but may not include instructions on exactly what to do and when. A Montessori school is an environment with plenty of...

The ICS – Italian Language Program is looking for: 1. Italian teacher for kids’ or teens’ classes in Bethesda, MD, Washington DC, and Fairfax, VA (Contractor). 2. Teachers for adults in Bethesda, MD, Washington DC, Fairfax,VA and Frederick, MD (Contractor). 3. Cooking Class Teacher (Contractor). 4. Children’s Language Program Coordinator (Part time...

This month’s topic is a little bit challenging, not because it is difficult or controversial, but because it is a rather wide one which comprises different aspects and requires a lot of space for it to be properly discussed. I have chosen this issue because I am particularly fond of the concept and I strongly believe that it is an incredibly import...

According to Head of School Valentina Imbeni, PhD., Italian-immersion La Scuola is delighted with its new campus in the Mission, but would’ve preferred to have stayed in Dogpatch, where its pre-kindergarten program is located. Established in 2002, La Scuola is a co-educational day school with 300 preschool through eighth grade students split betwee...