Tuesday, April 26, 2016, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed into law the Maryland Seal of Biliteracy Act. The law establishes a program to recognize high school graduates who have attained proficiency in at least one language in addition to English.
The Seal of Biliteracy has been hailed as an important initiative to promote world language learning and greater cultural understanding for students. The legislation was supported by a bipartisan coalition of elected officials, business organizations and advocates, including The Partnership for a New American Economy, CASA de Maryland, the Howard County Chamber of Commerce, the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, and of course, MFLA. Maryland joins more than fifteen other states to adopt this initiative.
For more information, check out the Seal of Biliteracy website.