On Wednesday, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) introduced a bill that would create incentives for colleges and universities to operate teacher preparation programs tailored to serve English-language learners. The Reaching English Language Learners Act would create grants for higher education institutions under Title II of the Higher Education Act. Those grants would be used to produce teachers qualified.. read more →

August 22, 2018, WASHINGTON, DC — The Senate Committee Hearing on the efforts to revitalize Native American Languages was a great success in both making new connections at DHS as well as hearing positive testimony from Senators and panelist alike about the tangible and intangible value that Native American languages bring to this country. JNCL-NCLIS was.. read more →

Late Wednesday night, the White House abruptly released a statement to Senators encouraging the elimination of 28 education programs, totaling around $6 billion, calling them “unnecessary,” “duplicative, narrowly-focused” and “unable to demonstrate effectiveness.” Although the education programs cited were not named in the 7-page statement, they were also not included in the President’s FY19 Budget proposal.. read more →

The National Defense Authorization Act Restricts All funding for Confucius Institutes Creation of Cyber Institute Partnerships with “Strategic Foreign Language Proficiency” Focus Armed Forces to be Evaluated on Critical Language Shortfalls New Initiative for Higher Education Institutions Involved with Foreign Talent-Recruitment Programs Yesterday, President Donald Trump signed into law the John S. McCain Defense Authorization Act for.. read more →

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 9, 2018, WASHINGTON, DC — On Wednesday, leaders from the language service industry gathered on Capitol Hill to sound the alarm over new, “disruptive” employee classification regulations that threaten to upend the $45 billion-per-year industry’s business model. Over 50 language industry professionals attended the Association of Language Companies’ (ALC) policy summit.. read more →