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Nearly Half of States Now Offering Biliteracy Seals

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Twenty-two states and the District of Columbia are now promoting bilingualism among K-12 students by offering the seal of biliteracy—special recognition on high school diplomas for graduates who demonstrate fluency in two or more languages.

The popularity of the seals of biliteracy stems in part from the expansion of dual-language programs across public schools that bring both native English-speakers and English-language learners together into classrooms to learn all academic content in English and the target language.

Supporters of the special recognition say that earning the seal could give students an advantage, opening the door for college scholarships, internships and jobs that require proficiency in a language other than English.

Vol. 36, Issue 07, Page 4

Published in Print: October 5, 2016, as Nearly Half of States Now Offering Biliteracy Seals
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