Recogniton of Biliteracy on High School Diplomas



This is exciting news!  Following California, New York State just signed into law a "seal of biliteracy" that will be visible on qualifying high school graduate's transcripts and diplomas.  Seen as proof of a student's facility in two languages, the seal may encourage study of languages.  California graduated about 10,000 students with the seal last year.  Districts in California and New York can decide whether or not to offer the seal.  Hopefully more states will follow suit and begin to recognize the importance and advantages of knowing at least 2 languages in our global communities!

Reference:, August 13, 2012

Tricia Gallagher-Geurtsen
Tricia Gallagher-Geurtsen


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