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For Immediate Release December 3, 2018, Washington, DC — Today, the Joint National Committee for Languages and the National Council for Languages and International Studies announced the composition of the 2019 Board of Directors. The Delegate Assembly of JNCL-NCLIS has voted to approve the following appointments to fill Board vacancies for a two-year term beginning.. read more →

30 Nov 2018
November 30, 2018

Legislative Update: November 2018

A message from the Executive Director On the night of November 6th, the so-called “blue wave” started slow, but as the final votes were tallied (and in some cases re-tallied) a week later, the Democrats’ pick-up of nearly 40 seats in the House proved to be a tsunami. And the new freshmen class is more.. read more →

A Concrete Policy Result Due to Collective Effort To commemorate International Education Week 2018, the US Department of Education released new policy guidelines, along with a short video from the Secretary, that puts language learning front and center. (By the way, the video is worth watching; it’s probably the strong statement that the Department of Education has.. read more →

Members of Congress rushed home this week, many hitting the campaign trail with only a few weeks before the November 6th midterm elections. All 435 House seats and 35 Senate seats are up for grabs, and voters will be paying attention: NBC News reports that that over 25 million people have registered to vote for.. read more →

On Wednesday, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) introduced a bill that would create incentives for colleges and universities to operate teacher preparation programs tailored to serve English-language learners. The Reaching English Language Learners Act would create grants for higher education institutions under Title II of the Higher Education Act. Those grants would be used to produce teachers qualified.. read more →