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BACKGROUND: On January 8, Delegate Glenn Davis of Virginia Beach introduced House Bill 2125 which would allow all career and technical education classes to replace world languages for the advanced diploma. HB2125 “directs the Board of Education to establish a pathway to the advanced studies high school diploma that requires advanced coursework in career and technical education in lieu of world language coursework and any other required course that the Board deems appropriate.”

The bill is on the docket for the afternoon of Monday, January 21, 2019 in House Education Subcommittee #1 (meeting starts at 4:00 p.m).

View directions to the House Education Subcommittee meeting

Location: 300-A Subcommittee Room;

Clerk contact: Karen Gilmore, (804) 698-1544, kgilmore@house.virginia.gov (for directions and meeting information ONLY)

The members of Education Subcommittee 1 are: Bell, Richard P. (Chairman), Cole, Davis, Helsel, Collins, Tyler, Bulova, Bagby, Landes.  ​Members of the Education Committee are: Landes (Chairman), Bell, Richard P. (Vice Chair), Cole,  Pogge, Robinson, Yancey, Davis, Leftwich,  LaRock,  Helsel,  Collins, McGuire,  Tyler,  Bulova,  Keam,  Bagby,  Bourne,  Hurst, VanValkenburg,  Turpin, Rodman, Sullivan.

We urge ALL Virginians to write their Representatives and let them know why this legislation should be rejected or amended to continue to require World Language instruction for any pathway to the Advanced Diploma. Find my rep. See JNCL-NCLIS’ press release below of ideas on what to write your representative.