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 →

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 →

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 →

On May 9, 2018, a coalition of organizations advocating for English Learners (ELs) sent a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy Devos regarding a proposal to reorganize the U.S. Department of Education. The Joint National Committee for Languages (JNCL) and the National Council for Languages and International Studies  (NCLIS) both signed the letter. According to.. read more →

Since the onset of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign last spring, JNCL-NCLIS has been actively keeping the Language Enterprise on the map for the presidential hopefuls and their transition teams. Since its foundation in 1976, JNCL-NCLIS has been involved in advocacy efforts in the United States to ensure that all Americans have the opportunity to learn and.. read more →

Republican and Democratic Parties Address Language in 2016 Party Platforms For Immediate Release G ARRETT PARK, MD, August 2, 2016— On July 18, the Republican Party released their 2016 Party Platform at the Republican National Convention, and on July 21 the Democratic Party released their respective 2016 Party Platform at the Democratic National Convention. Both.. read more →

On July 30, 2015, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) formally announced its Commission on Language Learning. The Commission, requested by a bipartisan group in Congress in November of 2014, will examine the state of language learning in the United States and report back to Congress in summer of 2016. This Commission will.. read more →

On July 16, 2015, a bipartisan group in the House of Representatives including Reps. Price (D-NC-4), Lance (R-NJ-7), Crowley (D-NY-14), and Young (R-AK-at large) introduced the World Language Advancement Act (WLAA). This legislation would reinstate a grant competition in the Department of Education for state and local education agencies to establish, improve, or expand language.. read more →

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