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4/16/2014 at 10:46:51 PM GMT
Seal of Biliteracy

Do you know what your state's position is on a Seal of Biliteracy?  What do you think that this kind of recognition  would do for your students and your community?  How would it affect your German program?  

The most current information that I have is thus:

California passed the Seal of Biliteracy in 2011.  
New York passed it in 2012.  
Illinois passed it in 2013.  

Other states which have pending legislation regarding the Seal of Biliteracy include:  Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Utah and Washington.  

States in which the Seal of Biliteracy has started to come under consideration include:
Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas, Virginia and Florida.
There is a Facebook page dedicated to the Seal of Biliteracy as well.  

Last edited Thursday, April 24, 2014
6/11/2014 at 7:20:21 PM GMT
Posts: 13
You missed New Mexico--the bill calling for a STATE SEAL OF BILINGUALISM-BILITERACY was passed unanimously by both house and senate and signed by the governor in March 2014.

8/22/2014 at 9:45:05 PM GMT
Posts: 1
This has been GREAT for us in California; The fact that it's an official state seal has parents very excited and supportive of the full four years of language study. Also, every time the I'm asked to explain what the award means, talk about the criteria, or recognize the seal-bearers in front of an audience is a great opportunity for an 'elevator pitch' on the value of language study.

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