Tag: Maryland

Maryland Bill Weighs Coding as a Language

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The Maryland House of Delegates, Ways and Means Committee, is considering a bill (H.B. 1211) that would let county boards of education allow students to satisfy foreign language requirements by completing a certain course in computer programming or coding. Sponsored by 19 House delegates, the bill has bipartisan support but is encountering considerable resistance from language educators, rallied...

Frederick County Repeals English-Only Ordinance

Frederick County has repealed a controversial ordinance making English the county’s official language, which was implemented three years prior. Frederick was Maryland’s first county to issue an English-only ordinance, something that has been proposed multiple times at the national level, but ultimately rejected because many believe that English-only laws violate the U.S. Constitution’s due process and equal protection. “The...
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