Forward Progress on the Nebraska Seal and More

This month celebrates the announcement of the Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy. A collaborative project with the Nebraska International Language Association, the Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy recognizes high school students who have achieved proficiency in English and a language other than English. NILA began this work three years ago, yet this updated Seal reflects the standards of the national Seal of Biliteracy organization and has been streamlined for ease of application and processing. Momentum for World Language learning has certainly begun to grow in Nebraska. A recent review of data submitted by schools showed that 98 % of secondary students in Nebraska are enrolled in a world language course. As the Nebraska Seal rolls out, World Language Week Distinguished Scholar applications get under way, and we continue to move on standards implementation, it’s easy to feel excited for 2020.