Identical House and Senate bills introduced that incentivize the replacement of math, science and foreign language courses in high school CODES Act would set dangerous precedent of federal overreach The Perkins Act, which the bills would amend, contains provision prohibiting “federal control over curriculum” On July 12th, Representatives Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) and Pete Olson (R-TX) introducedH.R. 6334 in.. read more →

Secondary world language programs may face threat during Perkins Act reauthorization in the Senate After years at the state level, “coding bill” to replace foreign languages reaches the national stage High School CODES Act shifts resources to schools that allow replacing foreign language, math or science courses with computer coding On June 26, the Senate.. read more →

A recent court ruling threatens to disrupt multi-billion dollar language service industry nationwide.  The gig-economy and the knowledge-based economy should be evaluated under equitable standards. Association of Language Companies (ALC) holding advocacy and policy summit in Washington August 8, 2018 to address the issue. As the old saying goes, you get what you pay for. The.. read more →

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Garrett Park, Md. June 25, 2018— Today the Joint National Committee for Languages and the National Council for Languages and International Studies (JNCL-NCLIS) welcomes Trey Calvin as Managing Policy Analyst to their offices near Washington, D.C. “We are very happy to announce the addition of Trey to our team,” said JNCL-NCLIS’ Executive.. read more →

In support of its recent report, America’s Languages: Investing in Language Education for the 21st Century, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences has released a call-to-action signed by 150 organizations and 35 individuals who urge greater support for languages in order to maintain and enhance American global leadership. The call-to-action, “Bridging America’s Language Gap,”.. read more →