April 1, 2012

Colorado Native Languages Bill Takes Another Step Forward

From http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/03/24/native-languages-bill-takes-another-step-forward-104299

Native Languages Bill Takes Another Step Forward
By Carol Berry
March 24, 2012

Native American language teaching won a victory March 21 when a bill that would help to preserve tribal languages sailed through an education committee of the Colorado House of Representatives by unanimous vote. The bill, already approved in a Senate hearing, appears destined for the governor’s signature and enactment.

The bill would allow tribal elders and other fluent speakers of the Native languages of federally recognized tribes to teach the languages even though they may not have teaching licenses. They would be under the supervision of qualified teachers in order to obtain license waivers from the Colorado Department of Education (CDE).

Read more: http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/03/24/native-languages-bill-takes-another-step-forward-104299

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