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  • The Andrea Bocelli Foundation builds a new state of the art school in the earthquake-stricken town of Muccia in the Marche region, proving that “even in Italy, when we really want to, we can get things done in a reasonable time.”
  • Valentina Imbeni with a young learner
    Facts & Stories
    Chiara Basso(February 20, 2019)
    This Italian immersion school in San Francisco started as a playgroup in 2002 and now counts 320 children. Director Valentina Imbeni: "Parents from different backgrounds chose us not only because they love Italy and Italian culture but also because we are inspired by the Reggio Emilia educational approach and are the First International Baccalaureate (IB) K8 World School in the city."
  • Schools are about to reopen for Italy's students, although not without problems. Some towns have lost school buildings due to earthquakes while others complain of a shortage of teachers. A bitter controversy is over vaccinating the very youngest.
  • Naumburg Bandshell - Central Park, New York
    Art & Culture
    N. D.(June 26, 2018)
    A night filled with incredible talent and Italian musical tradition is what will be displayed for “Opera Italiana is in the Air” July 2, under the musical direction of MC Alvise Casellati and supported by the Consulate General of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute of New York.
  • Art & Culture
    I. I.(September 13, 2017)
    The story of a grassroots movement that emerged in New York. New Insider Guide Helps Parents and Educators Create Dual Language Education Programs in the American School System
  • Fernando Destefanis, HR director at Diesel, greets students and introduces the lesson.
    Italian clothing maker Diesel is known for its denim and chic fashion designs; however, for some students in New York City—supported by the Italian American Committee on Education (IACE)—the Diesel name will take on a whole other meaning.
  • Op-Eds
    Judith Harris(September 17, 2015)
    This was back-to-school week for no less than ninety million young Italians. But more important than the numbers is that this September marks the first test for the application of a modernizing school reform law, hotly contested by teachers’ unions, but passed by the government headed by Matteo Renzi in July.
  • Announcing a Major New Italian Educational and Cultural Center in New York: La Scuola d'Italia Acquires Fourteen Floor 102,000 Square Foot Manhattan Building near Columbus Circle to Facilitate Consolidation and Expansion. Multi-faceted building that previously housed Mount Sinai Roosevelt offices and facilities will enable the pre-K through 12 independent, private school to expand, adding a nursery school, cultural center, theater, gym and adult education facilities
  • The government headed by Premier Matteo Renzi is promoting its school reform plan, which would give jobs to 148,000 new teachers while introducing merit promotions. However, the Renzi project has come under harsh criticism because the bill – one of the major projects his government proposes – is limited to job creation at the expense of a fragile, dated infrastructure. But even as students mount protests, Lazio Region schools are becoming innovative.