June 1, 2013

Foreign Language Education Partnership Act Introduced in Congress

On May 23, 2013, Representative Rush Holt, of New Jersey's 12th District, and Senator Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey introduced the Foreign Language Education Partnership Act. The bill amends the Foreign Language Assistance Program in NCLB-Title V to create a new K-12/higher education foreign language education partnership program. This legislation would provide incentives for creating model programs of articulated, sequenced foreign language instruction from K-12, with the goal of graduating high school students with an advanced level of proficiency.

You can read a summary of this bill at http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1110562081496-77/FLEP+SUMMARY+113th.pdf or its full text at http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1110562081496-80/FLEP+bill+for+reintroduction+in+113th.pdf

You can read more about it at http://languagemagazine.com

If you wish to advocate for this bill, you can take action through the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages here: http://capwiz.com/actfl/issues/alert/?alertid=62687271

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