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Tell California Lawmakers that Translators and Interpreters are PROFESSIONALS

CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY The Joint National Committee for Languages (JNCL) is asking all language professionals and business leaders to urge the state’s legislators to include a simple four-word amendment (“professional translators and interpreters”) in the professional services exemption of AB 2257 to fix the exclusion and enable them to operate as the professionals that they are. Despite efforts made…

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California Receives $37.5 Million Literacy Grant

In November, the California Department of Education (CDE) was awarded a $37.5 million federal Comprehensive Literacy State Development grant which will allow for the expansion of current literacy efforts statewide over the next five years. “Many of the students who are struggling with reading comprehension or are not reading at grade level are our most…

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Beginning Bilingual

Approaches to training dual-language preschool teachers in California For the first time, this fiscal year the California Department of Education awarded $5 million through the Dual Language Learners Professional Development Grant to six organizations to train preschool teachers who work with dual-language learners. Here’s a brief summary of the grantees and their projects: California Preschool…

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California Goes Global

California’s superintendent of public instruction, Tom Torlakson, has launched Global California 2030, which is a call to action “to vastly expand the teaching and learning of world languages and the number of students proficient in more than one language over the next twelve years.” In recognition of their tireless efforts to expand multilingualism in California,…

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Dual Language Could ‘Save’ LA Schools

According to speakers at last month’s meeting of Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LAUSD’s) Early Childhood Education and Parent Engagement Committee, early dual-language programs may prove to be the best way to ensure a quality education for the District with the largest English learner population in the nation.“This is a great benefit to LAUSD, it…