May 18, 2020 | Slator
California’s Translators and Interpreters (T&Is), hurt by the AB5-coronavirus one-two punch, as covered by Slator in April, will have to continue fighting to make the state’s legislators hear their voices .

A number of T&I groups were looking to California Senate Bill 900 (SB 900) to amend AB5 and effect changes that would, among other things, stop translation and interpreting jobs from being assigned to linguists out of state due to the hurdles created by AB5.

The Senate had calendared a hearing on SB 900 for May 14, 2020. On May 15, however, the status of the bill on the California State Legislature website was updated to read: “May 14 set for first hearing canceled at the request of author.”

May 21, 2020 | Language Magazine
Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) is calling for the inclusion of a provision in the next coronavirus relief bill to establish a Native American Language Resource Center (NALRC) to support Native American language education schools and programs hit hard by COVID-19.

Last week, the Diné (Navajo) Nation surpassed New York as most affected U.S. region per capita with 4,071 positive COVID-19 tests and 142 fatalities recorded.

JNCL-NCLIS is rallying for support for the provision and believes that the establishment of a NALRC will help to advance the purposes of the Native American Languages Act, and move forward key recommendations of the America’s Languages report

May 11, 2020 | Center for American Progress
At $14 billion, the investment in operating support for higher education institutions from the coronavirus relief bill, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, is the largest one-year federal infusion of funds going straight to colleges since the Great Recession . That includes $6.2 billion each for institutional support and emergency financial aid for college students; $1 billion for minority-serving institutions; and about $350 million for colleges most affected by the pandemic.

Yet it’s nowhere close to enough.


May 28th, 2020 | 4PM EDT

How can the framework and methodology of the flipped classroom inform learning during the emergency switch to remote instruction? This session provides the theoretical framework for one model of flipped instruction and demonstrates classroom experiences before the school shut down and how this continues in remote learning, while balancing synchronous and asynchronous lessons.

Save the Date July 6th - 10th, 2020


Now planning the NNELL SUMMER SUMMIT 2020: CONNECTING IN NEW WAYS to take the place of the traditional Summer Institute. Details coming soon!


July 30th - Aug 11th, 2020

Summer Institute this year will be 100% online. We’re excited to try out this new format! The full institute is spread over nine days, with 2–3 hours per day. Register for the workshops you want to attend and you’ll be able to participate as a live attendee at the scheduled time of the workshop. Not able to attend at that time? No worries! After each live workshop, you will also receive a YouTube link to the recording. You can watch it on your own and still get credit. Questions about how this will work? Send us an email and we can help you out!

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