By a 7 to 2 vote, the Board decided to approve a proposal offered by Board member Violet Jimenez Sims to change the, “2020-21 School Calendar naming October 12, 2020 ‘Indigenous Peoples Day’ rather than Columbus Day.” Barring another any laws to the contrary, the Board also voted to “continue this change on future school calendars on the holiday cu...

The June 30 Supreme Court decision in Espinoza v. Montana Dept. of Revenue is a cause for celebration. It goes against the Blaine Amendment, a failed amendment to the Constitution typical of the anti-immigrant and anti-Catholic bigotry of the 1880s. That amendment was supposed to stop government funding of Catholic schools. While it ultimately fail...

The Italian Refugee Council (CIR) has launched a project called ''La bellezza dell'integrazione'' (The beauty of integration) which organizes training courses for 120 refugees who have been granted international protection, the humanitarian organization said on July 7. The project ''The beauty of integration'' funded by the EU's Asylum, Migration a...

The Royal Gorge Lodge #2866 Sons and Daughters of Italy are proud to announce the recipients of their 2020 Scholarships. These awards for $1,000 each are based on heritage essays, letters of recommendation and scholastic work. The recipients for this year are Haley Meigs-Sanders, Laiken O’Rourke and Joseph Carochi of Cañon City, and Katie Madic of...

The government on Friday reached an agreement with Italy's regional and local authorities on reopening schools in September, after they were closed in March due to the the coronavirus crisis. A first draft of the new guidelines was rejected by regional authorities and the national association of headteachers, who asked for clearer instructions and...

Trinity High School graduate Emilio B. Borello, son of Vincent and Judi Borello of Washington, has received the Primo Italiano Lodge 2800 Italian American Heritage $2,500 scholarship. An Honor Student, Borello won the Trinity High School PTA Academic Excellence Award, American Legion Academic Achievement Award and Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board...

Since March 2020 when quarantine measures forced us to move our lessons online at the Università di Torino, lessons have been learnt in more ways than one. Firstly, the experience forced me as a teacher at the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures & Modern Cultures to deeply reflect on the purpose of higher education including the reasons wh...

Some high school students are marking the mark and being honored for their good grades. The Italian American Cultural Club gave eight $1,000 scholarships to local students. The scholarships are in honor of past members of the club who passed away. "I felt really grateful when I got the scholarship," said Angelina Balzano. "The Italian American Cult...

Language tourism, which combines traveling in our beautiful country and learning Italian, has obviously been deeply affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. I have therefore interviewed Giorgio Massei, contract professor at the University of Macerata for the Master’s degree in ‘Teaching Italian to foreigners in an intercultural perspective’, author of va...

The government on Friday reached an agreement with Italy's regions and local authorities on the guidelines for the reopening of schools in safety in September amid the coronavirus emergency.  An initial draft of the government's guidelines came under heavy fire from the regions, who complained about an alleged failure to allocate the necessary fina...