An exhibit showcasing an Italian approach to early childhood education is coming to Atlanta. “The Wonder of Learning— The Hundred Languages of Children” will open at the SunTrust Plaza Garden Offices in downtown Atlanta on June 25 and remain there until Oct. 15. The exhibit is free and open to the public, who may view it from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mond...

When Montessori ONE Academy's Nido (pronounced nee-doe) opens in June 2019, it will be the third of four unique Montessori projects developed along Holly Avenue NE. The first Montessori project developed along Holly Avenue NE was Montessori ONE Academy's preschool program. Built in 2007, Montessori ONE Academy became, and is still, Albuquerque's on...

Macché (mahk-kai) is a  word you may not hear as often as sì and no, but when you do, rest assured that what speakers are talking about doesn’t make them happy one bit. It is formed by the union of ma and che(“but” and “that”) and it appeared for the first time in the dictionary and use of La Bella Lingua at the end of the 16th century.  Macché is...

A culture dies when its language dies. Any linguist or anthropologist can testify to this fact. When Franco Giannotti, a native of Trieste, founded Italiano Per Piacere (IPP) in 1999, he understood this very well. He was part of an Italian club in St. Louis which didn't want to have anything to do with the Italian language. It didn't make any sense...

Officials at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii awarded scholarships in honor of the late Antoinette “Toni” DiFiore, life-long resident of the Near West Side and member of the shrine, at the 11 a.m. Mass on April 28.  In the DiFiore contest, run by the shrine and Mrs. DiFiore’s nephew Vincent Arpino, DDS, young adults “write an essay about the perso...

A Bergen County foundation that recognizes graduating high school seniors for academic achievement is giving awards to 10 students for excellence in their Italian language studies, which was once one of the most widely spoken languages in New Jersey households. Italian was the third most common language spoken at home in the Garden State at the tur...

The Italian Club of Staten Island, an organization founded to promote “a better understanding among leading Italian-Americans in the business and professional field and to raise awareness about Italian culture,” has awarded four $2,000 and five $1,000 college scholarships to nine young adults for outstanding academic achievement and community activ...

After 32 years in the Springfield School district, Felix Fabiano is retiring. He will be leaving from teaching after this year's graduation ceremonies. The long-time Jonathan Dayton Italian teacher also coached the boys' soccer and bowling teams during his time at the school. Before retiring, Fabiano spoke with TAPinto Springfield for an exclusive...

On May 3, the Association of Italian American Educators (AIAE) presented Garden City High School senior Christina Levi with the Mario Cuomo Memorial Scholarship. Christina is among a select group of eight Italian- American students from the tri-state area who have demonstrated excellence and commitment to the Italian language, making them recipient...

Dal 2011 sei titolare della cattedra in studi Italiani e Italo-americani con un focus in particolare su letteratura, musica e tematiche come l’immigrazione. Qual è l’oggetto principale della tua didattica?“Questo sfaccettato ruolo intreccia docenza, ricerca e attività legate alla promozione della cultura italiana, che vanno da eventi pubblici, a in...