July 28, 2020 | JNCL Newsroom
On Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed Congresswoman Julia Brownley’s (D-CA) Biliteracy Education Seal and Teaching (BEST) Act , as part of the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (H.R. 6395).

Brownley’s legislation creates a federal grant program to help states create and implement a Seal of Biliteracy program that encourages and recognizes high school students who achieve proficiency in both English, and at least one other language, to better enable young people to compete in the global workforce.

July 31, 2020 | JNCL Newsroom
Since 2012, language advocates from around the country have looked forward to JNCL’s annual Language Advocacy Day , attending high-level meetings with Congressional offices and engaging in professional networking with experts from every sector of the Language Enterprise. Your voices have catalyzed change for our field as a result of this important event.

With the many uncertainties this year has brought, we have taken time to carefully consider how to proceed with our annual event. Like many of our member organizations facing similar challenges, JNCL has been heavily engaged with navigating hotel contracts and researching potential alternatives.  


Join Planet Word Museum and special guests on Wednesdays in August for a variety of fun online classes . Learn how to make your own word puzzles, land the perfect punchline, and beat your friends and family at Scrabble.

Promoting Collaboration and Advocacy Among Educators, Families, and Researchers

October 9th-10th, 2020

We are happy to announce that the 2020 Conference of Community-Based Heritage Language Schools will be held online this year. We hope that gives many more of you the opportunity to participate.

After the conference opening, we will have an opportunity to interact with leaders of organizations and initiatives that are of interest and can be helpful to heritage language schools. There will then be six workshops on topics that are of interest to leaders in these schools. You will be able to participate in all six workshops, if you choose. There will also be a panel of leaders in the language field , with whom you will be able to interact. 

Registration is $20.00 and now open and will stay open until the day of the conference.

Notice ID : W9124M20R0023
Location: GA
Response Date: August 5th
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