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State Policies Encouraging/Requiring Foreign Language Instruction Apart from High School Graduation Requirements MS Word PDF - The No Child Left Behind Act brings attention to the importance of foreign-language instruction by including the Foreign Language Assistance Act of 2001. The Foreign Language Incentive Program in this act, offers public elementary schools grants to provide foreign-language instruction. States have addressed these issues by recommending or requiring that schools offer or students receive foreign-language instruction before the high school grades. Here is a list of state education policies encouraging or mandating foreign-language instruction in presecondary- or secondary-level grades, separate from high school graduation requirements. (Jennifer Dounay, Education Commission of the States, September 2002)...
Author: Jennifer Dounay
Publication: StateNote
Publisher: Education Commission of the States

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