A Concrete Policy Result Due to Collective Effort To commemorate International Education Week 2018, the US Department of Education released new policy guidelines, along with a short video from the Secretary, that puts language learning front and center. (By the way, the video is worth watching; it’s probably the strong statement that the Department of Education has.. read more →

Members of Congress rushed home this week, many hitting the campaign trail with only a few weeks before the November 6th midterm elections. All 435 House seats and 35 Senate seats are up for grabs, and voters will be paying attention: NBC News reports that that over 25 million people have registered to vote for.. read more →

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 →