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JNCL-NCLIS is pleased to announce that Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) is leading a Dear Colleague letter that urges the Senate Appropriations Committee to support funding the World Language Advancement and Readiness Grant Program (WLARA) at $15 million in Fiscal Year 2023. We are thankful for Senator Booker’s leadership and commitment to world language education.
We need your help to attract as many bipartisan co-signers as possible to the Dear Colleague before the May 18th filing deadline. Please take action today and send an email to your Congressional Senate members to urge them to add their signature to this Dear Colleague as soon as possible.
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The Massachusetts DESE has announced that the second round of Curriculum Alignment Labs for the World Languages Framework Implementation are available for registration. In response, to feedback, the DESE has decided to slow down the pace of the Alignment Labs. This second round of labs will take place during the final 2 weeks of May, instead of the final week of the originally scheduled first week of April. This will provide more time to complete the most recent Online Learning Modules (4-6) now available on the World Languages Implementation webpage as well as to begin to collaboratively align a unit or units in your department using the Curriculum Alighnment Guide (also available on the Implementation webpage.
The Curriculum Alighnment Labs are 90 minutes. Be sure to complete Modules 4-5 prior to atttending. See the links below for dates, times, and registration details.
- Cohort 1 — Elementary world language teachers and leaders
- Cohort 2 — Classical language teachers and leaders
- Cohort 3 — Middle/high school modern world language teachers and leaders (Novice-Intermediate)
- Cohort 4 — Middle/high school modern world language teachers and leaders (Intermediate-Advanced)
Check out the Lead With Languages Teacher Scholarship Program here.
JNCL-NCLIS is pleased to announce that Representative Young Kim (R-CA) will be joining with Representative David Price (D-NC) to lead a bipartisan “Dear Colleague” letter that urges the House Appropriations Committee to support funding the World Language Advancement and Readiness Grant Program (WLARA) at $15 million in Fiscal Year 2023. We are thankful that Rep. Kim, a native of South Korea and a fluent Korean speaker, has agreed to serve as the Republican lead on this letter, thereby https://www.votervoice.net/JNCL/Campaigns/94052/Respond?vvsn=BNwDAgh-ACk9WAViQ6Z7EAAhonoring the memory of the late Representative Don Young (R-AK), whose vast legacy includes co-authoring the legislation that created WLARA.
We need your help to attract as many bipartisan co-signers as possible to the Price-Kim WLARA Dear Colleague before the April 22nd filing deadline. Please send an email to your Congressional Representative that asks for their signature on this Dear Colleague as soon as possible.
Tyngsborough High School has created a scholarship in our beloved former MaFLA Treasurer Maryann Brady’s name. She passsed away unexpectedly on July 1, 2020. Here is the link if you would like to support it.
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After a year of intensive efforts, The Global Outreach Workgroup for Better Language Education of the Massachusetts State Student Advisory Council presents in this video their recommendations as Massachusetts high school students for how to improve world language and English Learner education throughout the Commonwealth. The group worked in 2019-2020 for our second year as a work group under the auspices of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s State Student Advisory Council and were led by Chair Katherine Nessel. Thanks to the Global Outreach Workgroup for the excellent and relevant work.