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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 22, 2019, RICHMOND, VA. — On Monday, January 21, within 72 hours of its first hearing, Virginia’s coding bill, HB2125, was defeated. The education subcommittee’s majority vote prevented the bill from progressing to a full committee hearing. A handful of language advocates headed to the capital to speak out about the bill.. read more →

Scroll to bottom to take action. 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.. read more →

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 4/19/19, WASHINGTON, DC — In the midst of National Classics Week, the American Classics League (ACL) scored a major victory on Thursday as Representative Warren Davidson (OH-8) read ACL’s congratulatory letter for its centennial into the Congressional record. The record is the official journal of the proceedings and debates in Congress as.. read more →

A message from the Executive Director: Dear Colleagues, This week, I learned of the passing of a colleague and mentor, Dr. John P. Robinson, Professor emeritus of Sociology at the University of Maryland. He was a co-author with Dick Brecht, myself, and several other researchers, on a number large-scale national randomly stratified surveys of attitudes towards.. read more →

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 3, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. – During the annual JNCL-NCLIS Language Advocacy Day reception, three of the nations top language advocates were awarded top honors for their work promoting language learning. Awardees were Linda Markley, Martha Abbott and Representative Tom Cole (OK-4). J. DAVID EDWARDS POWER OF ADVOCACY AWARD RECIPIENT: LINDA MARKLEY.. read more →

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SACRAMENTO, CA. — JNCL-NCLIS and the Association of Language Companies (ALC) has ongoing partnership with the CAL Chamber’s advocacy campaign, I’m Independent, which is mobilizing multiple industries under attack from the April 2018 Dynamex decision. On Tuesday, February 26th, the Labor Committee will hold a public hearing to debate the future of Dynamex… read more →

Update, Mar. 7, 2019 You have a unique and valuable perspective about why languages matter in Maryland. With your support, misguided bills like HB 1211, which attempt to equate computer science with language and culture, don’t stand a chance! Please read the following carefully regarding logistics for Friday’s hearing, which includes discussion on HB1211: Location: Maryland.. read more →