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Why I Created Chinese Fridge

Many people have asked me why I decided to create Chinese Fridge — where the idea of a Chinese game for kids came from, how I created the app and what I hope to accomplish from it. The answer to all of these questions lies in my personal educational experience throughout my childhood and my desire to improve access to education for future generations.

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Chinese Lessons Extended for 2 Nebraska Schools

Two Nebraska schools plan to continue their Chinese lessons for kids for at least three more years, according to the Associated Press.

Scottsbluff High School and Bluffs Middle School  decided to renew their two-year-old program with the Confucius Institute and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Both schools offer a nine-week exploratory class, and the high school offers several classes to teach kids Chinese.

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Chinese Language Elevated in Sweden Education System

Sweden recently made the decision to significantly upgrade Chinese to a higher status in it’s schools, planning to put it on par with French, German, and Spanish as a foreign language taught in classrooms, according to the Epoch Times.

Neighboring Scandinavian countries Norway and Denmark also offer Chinese in some schools, but haven’t elevated its status in the same way Sweden has.

The aim of the new policy is to make Sweden more internationally competitive by teaching the next generation of Swedes Mandarin Chinese, Swedish Minister for Education Jan Björklund said at a Dec. 3 press conference.

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Resource: Adobe CS2 Now Officially Free Via Adobe

Important note: We’ve learned that Adobe actually didn’t intend for everyone to download CS2 free of charge, but rather they decommissioned the activation server that checks the software license, but still wanted to give existing customers a way to reinstall their software if needed. Therefore technically this software is only intended for customers who purchased CS2 in the past.

We wanted to give a quick heads up to educators and developers that Adobe has officially made Creative Suite 2 free to download via Adobe’s website.

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