On Thursday, February 12, 2015, JNCL-NCLIS Executive Director Dr. Bill Rivers, testified at the Maryland House of Delegates in support of recent legislation proposing a Seal of Biliteracy. The Seal of Biliteracy is a diploma seal that recognizes high school students’ proficiency in English and another world language.

This legislation puts Maryland, along with a number of other states, at the forefront of the nationwide movement to adopt the Seal. You can read more about Seals of Biliteracy and the states that have adopted them at http://sealofbiliteracy.org/. You can read the transcript of Dr. Rivers’ testimony to the MD House of Delegates here.