March 19, 2021 | JNCL Announcement

JNCL-NCLIS is appalled by the violent murders that took place in Atlanta, GA on March 16. Today we express our sincerest condolences and offer our support to the families of those who lost their lives and to our members, advocates, and allies experiencing the pain of these traumatic events. We stand in solidarity with Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) people across our country against all racist rhetoric and acts.

As we face the deeply troubling continuance of hate crimes, we reaffirm our commitment to being catalysts for change. We will continue to work together to raise awareness of the critical need for equitable and broad opportunities for multilingual and multicultural learning to fulfill our vision of a world where language builds mutual understanding and acceptance of cultural and linguistic diversity. JNCL-NCLIS aims to support policy that focuses on a national outlook that addresses amplifying language and culture as integral ways to respect our diverse communities. 

March 19, 2021 | JNCL Newsroom

“In a global knowledge-based economy, the most valuable resource our country has is the genius of our young people, and it is imperative for us as a nation to expand world language programs in our schools,” said Senator Booker. “This grant program is an essential step toward boosting our education system and ensuring that our students have access to quality language programs that will benefit them educationally, culturally, and professionally in the long run.”

The World Language Advancement and Readiness Grants Program is now accepting applications! The deadline to apply is May 7, 2021. There will be an technical webinar hosted on April 1st for more information.

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Date: March 24, 2021

The NPD Program provides grants for eligible entities to implement professional development activities intended to improve instruction for ELs and assists education personnel working with ELs to meet high professional standards. Check out these upcoming events and key dates related to the FY2021 NPD Program grant competition.

OELA is hosting a pre-application webinar for the NPD Program grant competition. This webinar will assist applicants with the process of preparing NPD application packages.

Date: March 25, 2021

"Students have and always will serve as my motivation."—@SecCardona

Join this AFT Share My Lesson keynote session featuring newly appointed Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona in conversation with AFT President Randi Weingarten. They will discuss the challenges ahead and the urgent priorities facing America's students, teachers, school staff and parents. 


Are you planning to attend this year’s virtual Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) Conference on March 22–24? If so, you won’t want to miss these two sessions from the Migration Policy Institute’s National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy. Please join us to learn more about our research and findings on the Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IELCE) program and our recommendations for more equitably serving immigrant parents of young and school-age children in adult education programs.

Displacing Immigrant Learners: Assessing the Impact of Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education

Tuesday, March 23, 3:00-4:15 PM EDT
Session 7
By linking integrated education and training with English and civics instruction, IELCE has displaced many immigrant learners who were previously served under the English Literacy and Civics (EL/Civics) program. Despite its limitations, IELCE has effectively served some immigrant learners, especially those with higher levels of education and English proficiency. Join us to discuss IELCE’s impacts and recommendations to address the equity concerns its implementation has created.
Jacob Hofstetter, Associate Policy Analyst, National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy, MPI
Alexis Cherewka, Consultant, National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy, MPI

Date: April 23-24 2021

This conference aims to pursue a new pathway for advocating innovative approaches in research and practices, maximizing professional exchanges and collaboration among LCTL educators, and leveraging resources and strengths in the less commonly taught languages community. We cordially invite researchers, educators, practitioners, program developers, and administrators in the LCTL community organizations to attend the conference

Notice ID: N/A
Office: DIVISION 1900
Location: US
Response Date: March 19th, 2021
Notice ID: W81K04-20-R-0033
Location: JBSA Ft Sam Houston , TX 78234 USA
Response Date: March 26th, 2021
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