Seal of Biliteracy Impact & Community Support
The Nebraska Department of Education works with the Nebraska International Language Association to award Nebraska high school students for studying and obtaining proficiency in two or more languages. Nebraska joined other states across the United State who have endorsed the Seal of Biliteracy on January 14th. The following image shows the states that have adopted the seal, and all these states acknowledge this seal from other states. More than 20 universities recognize the Seal of Biliteracy, including the Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy. For more details, please visit this spreadsheet.
Nebraska universities started to endorse the Seal of Biliteracy in the fall of 2021. The Seal of Biliteracy is accepted as placement at the University of Nebraska-Kearney beginning from the 2021-2022 school year and will be accepted as placement at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and Doane University starting in the 2022-2023 school year. For more details please check their supporting letters below.
Local businesses and organizations also support and recognize the Seal as evidence of bilingual skills in their hiring process. The NDE recognizes Easyway International LLC, Shaanxi Commerce Representative Office, and Midwest U. S. Commerce Representative Office of Weinan City for their support of the Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy.
If your university, district, business, or organization is interested in endorsing the SoBL, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 402-430-8147.