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17 Dec 2014
December 17, 2014

FY15 Appropriations

The language funding that we advocate for is spread throughout several departments of the government. This year’s appropriations cycle brought some successes, and thankfully, very few cuts. The chart below details past-years appropriations and requests to the relevant language programs in the Department of State, Department of Defense and Department of Education, as well as.. read more →

April 29, 2014 the House Education & the Workforce Committee chair Congressman John Kline convened a hearing on “Reviewing the President’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Proposal for the Department of Education” with witness, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.  During the hearing, Secretary Duncan was asked challenging questions about foreign language education by Representatives Holt and.. read more →

14 Mar 2014
March 14, 2014

New Mexico Seal of Bilingualism

March 8, 2014 New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez signed into law a Seal of Bilingualism. The seal honors graduates who are proficient in speaking and writing a language other than English. Several school districts and individual schools have a bilingual seal, but it had not previously been coordinated statewide. Read the Governor’s Press Release or view the text.. read more →

On December 11, 2013, the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies and the American Councils for International Education submitted a letter with nearly 80 signatories to Secretary of State John Kerry urging restoration of funding for the Research and Training for Eastern Europe and the New Independent States of the Former Soviet Union Act (PL.. read more →

Over the summer, JNCL-NCLIS conducted a survey of all members of Congress regarding self-reported language ability.  We have compiled a report of the encouraging results from the survey. Congress speaks world languages read more →