|AR||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||American Sign Language|
Provides public schools with the authority to offer American Sign Language as a credit-bearing modern or foreign language course.
|LA||Adopted 09/2012||P-12||American Sign Language in Foreign Languages Offered in High Schools|
Adds American Sign Language (ASL) III and IV to the list of foreign language courses that may be offered for graduation credit in public hig...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2012||P-12||Heritage Schools|
From bill summary: Requires each heritage school's electronic registration form filed with the superintendent of public instruction to inclu...
|NY||Signed into law 07/2012||P-12||State Seal of Biliteracy|
Establishes purposes of the state seal of biliteracy. Confers a state seal of biliteracy (district participation is voluntary) to high schoo...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||International Language Immersion School at ULL|
Creates an exploratory committee to develop a plan regarding the creation and establishment of an international language immersion school at...
|AK||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Alaska Native Language Preservation and Advisory Council|
Establishes the Alaska Native Language Preservation and Advisory Council to advise both the governor and legislature on programs, policies, ...
|FL||Signed into law 04/2012||Community College|
|Foreign Language in Associate Degree Programs|
H.B. 7135 - Foreign Language in Associate Degree Programs
Requires students seeking an associate of arts degree to demonstrate competency in a foreign language.
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|CO||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Indigenous Language Instruction|
Indicates the circumstances under which the education department may issue a Native American Language and Cultural instruction authorization...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2011||P-12||State Seal of Biliteracy on High School Diplomas and Transcripts|
From bill summary: Establishes the State Seal of Biliteracy to recognize high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency...
|CT||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Genocide Education/Sign Language is Foreign Language|
H.B. 6499 - Sec. 1 and 2
Includes genocide education in the materials provided by the Department of Education to school districts for student curriculum and educator...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Foreign Language Immersion Programs|
Requires the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to develop and implement a process to certify foreign language immersion educ...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2011||P-12||American Sign Language|
Provides that if a local school board offers an elective course in American Sign Language, it must grant academic credit for course completi...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2010||P-12||Heritage Schools|
Applies specified background check procedures to heritage schools, which serve children between the ages of 5 and 18 who attend a public or ...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Foreign Language Proficiency|
Before graduating from high school, students who have completed coursework in a foreign language are required to take a foreign language pro...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Foreign Language Instruction|
Requires the state board of education to develop guidelines and criteria for the inclusion of foreign language instruction in grades kinderg...
|OR||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Chinese Language|
Authorizes Superintendent of Public Instruction to enter into contract for purpose of ensuring that Chinese language is available to public ...
|DE||Signed into law 02/2010||P-12||American Sign Language as World Language|
Recognizes American Sign Language as a World Language for purposes of school curriculum.
|IL||Signed into law 12/2009||P-12|
|American Sign Language Courses|
Encourages school boards to include American Sign Language courses in schools' foreign language curricula. Provides that the foreign languag...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2009||P-12||American Indian Languages Teaching Credential|
Requires the Commission on Teacher Credentials to issue an American Indian Languages eminence credential to a candidate who has demonstrated...
|WI||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Tribal Language Revitalization Grants|
Permits a school board or cooperative educational service agency, in conjunction with a tribal education authority, to apply to the state de...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Foreign Language Opportunities|
Requires, by a specified time, that all children attending public schools shall have the opportunity to study the critical languages in addi...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||High School Foreign Language Credit|
Concerns high school credit for private world language courses; provides that students may earn up to two credits toward high school graduat...
|TN||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Guidelines for Foreign Language Fluency|
Directs the State Board of Education to develop guidelines for Develop guidelines for the use of LEAs to foster foreign language fluency as ...
|CA||To governor 09/2007||P-12||Foreign Language|
Establishes the State Seal of Biliteracy to recognize high school graduates who have mastered languages in addition to English. Requires the...
|LA||Adopted 08/2007||P-12||Duration of Foreign Language Specialist Certificate PK-8|
Allows the Foreign Language Specialist Certificate PK-8 to be valid for six years due to changes in the visa requirements. Page 10 of 79: ht...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12|
|American Sign Language|
Encourages the public schools, the community college system and the University of North Carolina to offer American Sign Language for credit ...
|WV||Adopted 06/2007||P-12||Foreign Language Standards|
Title 126, Series 44G
Amends rules regarding foreign language content standards and objectives for West Virginia schools. ...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||American Sign Language|
Provides that any student, not just a deaf student, may fulfill the foreign language requirements for a college preparatory curriculum seal ...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||World Languages Pilot Program Grants|
H.F. 2245 [World Languages]
Creates a pilot program to award five world languages grants to develop and implement sustainable, high-quality model world languages progra...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Bilingual/Multilingual Certificates|
H.F. 2245 [Multilingual/Bilingual]
Directs the Department of Education to develop and recommend to the legislature by February 15, 2008, the standards and process for awarding...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Official State Language|
Amends existing law to declare English to be the official state language. Provides that English is the sole language of government, subject ...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Critical Languages Program|
Establishes the Critical Languages Program, which includes languages described in the federal National Security Language Initiative, includi...
|WY||Signed into law 02/2007||Postsec.|
|Foreign Language Teacher Loan Repayment Program|
Amends the teacher shortage loan repayment program to include students pursuing degrees to become foreign language teachers; transfers admin...
|MD||Adopted 11/2006||P-12||American Sign Language as Foreign Language Credit|
Amends rules to the Board of Education. Allows students to use American Sign Language as an alternative to foreign language in fulfilling gr...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2006||P-12||Graduates with Multiple Language Skills|
Establishes the State Seal of Biliteracy to recognize high school graduates who have mastered speaking, reading, and writing skills in one o...
|TX||Adopted 07/2006||P-12||Foreign Language Courses and Tech Prep Progam|
19 TAC 2.74.D.74.43, .44
Allows for students who are at higher proficiency levels to meet the graduation requirements by taking higher level language courses. Clarif...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Arts and Foreign Language Education Grant Program|
Creates an arts and foreign language education grant program to fund arts education and foreign language education programs in the public sc...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12|
|Ohio Core Support|
Appropriates funds for support of the Ohio Core Program. Funds will be used to:
(1) Support the participation of teachers licensed in Ohio a...
|SC||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||American Sign Language|
Relates to high school courses in American sign language; provides that a school district may give credit as a foreign language to a pupil w...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Chinese Language Program|
Authorizes the commissioner of education to contract with the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota or other Minnesota public enti...
|AL||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||American Sign Language|
Amends Section 16-6B-2 to specify that American Sign Language is a foreign language for purposes of satisfying certain curriculum requiremen...
|MO||DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR 05/2005||P-12||American Sign Language|
This bill treats American Sign Language (ASL) as a foreign language for the granting of academic credit at public schools and public higher ...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Italian language classes|
Italian language classes; establish a pilot program to offer to students in grades K-12.
|DE||Rule Adoption 06/2004||P-12||Foreign Language and Bilingual Teacher Regulations|
14 DAC 1528, 1529, 1533, 1537, and 1558
Amends regulations that apply to the requirements for Standard Certificates for Foreign Language and Bilingual Teachers. These amendments re...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12|
|American Sign Language|
Concerns the treatment of American Sign Language as a foreign language in education that counts toward graduation requirements. http://www.s...
|WY||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Public Schools Foreign Language Pilot Project|
Relates to public schools; establishes a pilot project for expansion of foreign language instruction through grade six; imposes requirements...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2003||P-12|
|Curriculum: Foreign Languages|
Requires the department of education, by June 1, 2009, to adopt content standards for teaching foreign languages in grades K-12 pursuant to...
|HI||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Education|
Allows the Department of Education to adopt a program for grades 3- 12 which provides opportunities for competency in a second language. htt...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12|
|American Sign Language|
Requires school boards to advise students taking American Sign Language as a foreign language that post-secondary schools outside of Florida...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Integration of Arts and Foreign Languages into Elementary School Curriculum|
Requires the department to create a program to promote the integration of the arts and foreign languages into the elementary school program....
|MA||Signed into law 08/2002||P-12||Foreign Language Instruction to Be Required in Elementary Schools|
"[W]ithin five years of the effective date of this act, any foreign language classes required by the department [...] or by a school distric...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Education Code Re-Write: District K-12 Foreign Language Curriculum Required|
Requires every local board to create a plan for a K-12 foreign language curriculum, to be submitted to the commissioner by June 30, 2004. Se...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Student Bill of Rights, Dual Enrollment|
Eliminates the 2-year second language requirement for students who have completed grade 12; requires all students who have met the requireme...
|VT||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||American Sign Language|
Authorizes schools to offer American Sign Language (ASL) as a course of foreign language credit; directs the Board of Education to establish...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12|
|Mandarin Chinese Course|
Modifies provisions related to the State System of Public Education by requiring the State Board of Education to develop and implement a con...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2000||P-12||Language Education and Testing|
Relates to existing law which requires a school district with pupils who are English learners to conduct annual assessments on the pupils En...