Tag: advocacy

Building on 40 Years of Language Advocacy

On Feb. 3–5, 2021, advocates from all over the U.S. will gather virtually to celebrate 40 years of the Joint National Committee on Languages and National Council for Languages and International Studies (JNCL-NCLIS) during Virtual Language Advocacy Days 2021. As the leading language advocacy organization, JNCL-NCLIS is at the forefront of language policy, engaging in public advocacy and directing lobbying...

Post COVID-19 Advocacy

This spring, our personal and professional lives were complicated by the unknown. We learned about flexibility and new routines. Some of us still feel overwhelmed. In spite of these realities, it is time to think about strategies for post-pandemic advocacy for languages and language programs. When the pandemic fades, priorities will be transformed. With students falling behind in the...

OELA Reorganization Set for January

A slew of educational advocacy organizations, including TESOL, the Center for Applied Linguistics, American Federation of Teachers, Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents, Joint National Committee for Languages, National Association for Bilingual Education, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, California Association for Bilingual Education, Californians Together, and the American Association of Teachers of German, are questioning the legality of...

Save Fulbright-Hays International Research/Training Funds

The draft FY2018 appropriations bill of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (Labor-H) would eliminate the Fulbright-Hays program in the Department of Education. Currently funded at $7 million, the Fulbright-Hays Program - a Fulbright Program funded by a Congressional appropriation to the U.S. Department of Education - awards grants to individual U.S. K-14...

Latino Advocacy Groups Sue over Texas ELL Programs

Latino Advocacy Groups in Texas have filed a lawsuit against the state, claiming school resources for English language learners (ELL) are grossly inadequate. On Tuesday a 27 page- long complaint was filed by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) representing the League of United Latin American Citizens, claiming the state of Texas is failing to adhere...
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