July 14, 2020 | JNCL Newsroom
JNCL-NCLIS will be releasing a full appropriations analysis next week

Today, the House Appropriations Committee provided first-time funding of $15 million for the World Language Advancement and Readiness Grant Program , a new program which Congressman David Price has championed alongside Rep. Don Young (R-AK) for many years. The language in the FY2021 Defense Appropriations bill outlines an implementation plan to start the new grant program in Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools for the 2021-2022 academic year, with an expansion to public schools located in districts that host JROTC programs in the following academic year. 


July 16, 2020 | The Lens NOLA
On Wednesday, CODOFIL announced in a press release that the teachers qualified for an exception to the proclamation, which allows visas to be granted for “for existing exchange programs with a bilateral agreement, or for specialized teachers in accredited educational institutions.”  

The exception will allow 49 French teachers and 21 Spanish teachers to work in Louisiana.

As recently as last week, state agencies were saying it appeared unlikely the teachers would make it in time for the school year to start. The latest announcement doesn’t make it explicitly clear when the teachers would arrive.

A department release said “School systems can anticipate welcoming these new International Associate Teachers in the early fall.”

July 14, 2020 | The New York Times
In a rare and swift immigration policy reversal, the Trump administration on Tuesday bowed to snowballing opposition from universities, Silicon Valley and 20 states and abandoned a plan to strip international college students of their visas if they did not attend at least some classes in person .

The policy, which would have subjected foreign students to deportation if they did not show up for class on campus, had thrown the higher education world into turmoil at a time when universities are grappling with whether to reopen campuses during the coronavirus pandemic.

The loss of international students could have cost universities millions of dollars in tuition and jeopardized the ability of U.S. companies to hire the highly skilled workers who often start their careers with an American education.


Deadline: July 31st, 2020

JNCL-NCLIS is seeking Communications & Policy Interns.  We are looking forward to introducing new interns to our team advocating for languages on Capitol Hill .

Interns work closely with JNCL staff to support various communications, research, and public policy projects. JNCL interns have the unique opportunity to work on special projects like our annual Language Advocacy Day, create content for and manage our social media channels, and liaise with staffers on Capitol Hill. Interns will gain experience in federal language policy in our nation's capital while learning about and researching current industry initiatives and challenges.


October 10th, 2020

The 2020 conference will include informative sessions for school administrators, teachers, and researchers about developing and maintaining a strong community-based program , the possibility of gaining language recognition for students through the Seal of Biliteracy and the Global Seal, project-based learning, differentiating instruction, and outreach strategies and tools for community-based schools. You will hear more about this conference soon. In the meantime, please Save the Date and let teachers and program administrators in your language community know about it.  "

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Location: TX
Response Date: July 21st
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