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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 22, 2019, RICHMOND, VA. — On Monday, January 21, within 72 hours of its first hearing, Virginia’s coding bill, HB2125, was defeated. The education subcommittee’s majority vote prevented the bill from progressing to a full committee hearing. A handful of language advocates headed to the capital to speak out about the bill.. read more →

Scroll to bottom to take action. BACKGROUND: On January 8, Delegate Glenn Davis of Virginia Beach introduced House Bill 2125 which would allow all career and technical education classes to replace world languages for the advanced diploma. HB2125 “directs the Board of Education to establish a pathway to the advanced studies high school diploma that requires advanced coursework.. read more →

As of May 22, the House Appropriations Committee has completed draft appropriations bills funding the Departments of Education and State. Overall, our programs see significant increases in these drafts. However, the Senate has yet to agree to a budget, although negotiations among the Senate and House leadership and the White House are ongoing. It is.. read more →

WASHINGTON — Dr. Bill Rivers, Executive Director of JNCL-NCLIS received the prestigious William “Bill” Graeper Award, presented by the Association of Language Companies during their annual conference’s closing ceremony. The award, in honor the life and work of Bill Graeper’s, reads: “For exceptional service and dedication to language companies in the United States and around.. read more →

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 1, 2019 | WASHINGTON, DC — On Wednesday, over 100 leaders from language service companies (LSCs) returned to lobby Congress on potentially “disruptive” employee classification regulations that continue to threaten to upend industry’s $51 billion/year business model. Today, there are an estimated 500 languages spoken in the US, and 7000 in.. read more →

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 4/19/19, WASHINGTON, DC — In the midst of National Classics Week, the American Classics League (ACL) scored a major victory on Thursday as Representative Warren Davidson (OH-8) read ACL’s congratulatory letter for its centennial into the Congressional record. The record is the official journal of the proceedings and debates in Congress as.. read more →

A message from the Executive Director: Dear Colleagues, This week, I learned of the passing of a colleague and mentor, Dr. John P. Robinson, Professor emeritus of Sociology at the University of Maryland. He was a co-author with Dick Brecht, myself, and several other researchers, on a number large-scale national randomly stratified surveys of attitudes towards.. read more →