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ZOMBIE POLICY IDEA REVIVED IN BUCKEYE STATE THE QUICK-READ: Ohio Budget Bill Meddles with World Language High School Grad. Requirement; Allows Substitution of World Language credit with Computer Coding; Equates Spanish (200,000+ words) with JAVA (57 keywords) and other programming languages. No matter how many letters to the editor we write, some state legislators just.. read more →

WASHINGTON, DC – The country’s service members in uniform need to be equipped with the necessary tools to maintain positive relations and foresee potential situations at home and abroad. This includes proficiency in world languages. Now, Congress has the opportunity to expand the educational opportunities for service members who graduate from the Defense Language Institute.. read more →

Legislative Update WASHINGTON, DC – On June 5, Representative Julia Brownley [D-CA-26] reintroduced H.R.3119 or the “Biliteracy Education Seal and Teaching (BEST) Act”. The bill was introduced as tens of thousands of students attend Seal of Biliteracy awards ceremonies across the nation. This bill would create a program of 2-year grants to State Education Agencies.. read more →

Late in May, the Department of Health and Human Services posted a draft of a new, proposed regulation to implement § 1557 of the Affordable Care Act. Section 1557 covers non-discrimination in the provision of health care, and includes the provision of language access. It is implemented through 45 CFR Part 92, which was finalized.. read more →

31 May 2019
May 31, 2019

May 2019 Legislative Update

Take a peek at JNCL-NCLIS’ work on Capitol Hill regarding Language Education and Language Industry issues. Language Education With respect to legislation on language education, JNCL-NCLIS has visited 300+ offices on Capitol Hill since the beginning of the 116th session asking Congress to address the recommendations of America’s Languages, the report of the Commission on.. read more →