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Seal of Biliteracy Advisory Council

Posted in AZ Dept of Ed Updates on Jan 12, 2017

Seal of Biliteracy

Beginning with the graduating class of 2017, any student who shows proficiency in English and at least one other language is eligible to receive the Arizona Seal of Biliteracy. This seal would be affixed to the student’s diploma and noted on the official transcript. School District and Charter Schools who choose to participate would notify the ADE of intent to participate, designate at least one individual to serve as coordinator of the program, submit proper reports at the end of the school year and make available to parents and students information regarding the program. Visit the Seal of Biliteracy website for information, forms, and a list of State Board of Education approved language assessments.

World and Native Language Advisory Group Application Calling all District and Charter World and Native Language Leaders! ADE is putting together an advisory committee to collaborate on key issues facing the World and Native Language educators, students and schools. The committee will meet four times a year to discuss issues and put together professional development opportunities. The committee is open to K-12 educators and district leaders. Click Here for the Application. We will begin meeting in Spring 2017.

Seal of Biliteracy Legislation

Posted in AZ Dept of Ed Updates on Jan 30, 2016

Superintendent Douglas Supports Seal of Biliteracy Legislation by Senator Carlyle Begay

(Phoenix, Ariz., Jan. 21, 2015) – Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas today applauded legislators, community members and the Arizona Department of Education staff for their tireless work to develop Seal of Biliteracy legislation in the form of Senate Bill 1239.

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