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From the ECS State Policy Database: Students--K-12 Exchange Students - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

From the ECS State Policy Database: Postsecondary Students--International - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

From the ECS State Policy Database: Curriculum--International Education - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

High School Graduation Requirements: Foreign Language - This database provides 50-state information on high school graduation requirements in foreign language. (Jennifer Dounay, Education Commission of the States, January 2006)...

School Graduation Requirements: Social Studies - This database provides 50-state information on high school graduation requirements in social studies, including world history and geography. (Jennifer Dounay, Education Commission of the States, January 2006)...

Advanced Placement (AP) Exams with an International Focus 2001 State-by-State Comparison MS Word PDF - Multistate compilations of AP examinations: (1) 2001 European History, (2) 2001 French Language/Literature, (3) 2001 German Language, (4) 2001 Comparative Government & Politics, (5) 2001 Human Geography, 2001 Spanish Language/Literature and (6) 2001 Participation in AP Examinations with an International Focus (all). (Jennifer Azordegan, Education Commission of the States, September 2002)...

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)...

Delaware World Language Immersion: Providing Students with a World of Advantages - Reviews Delaware's world language immersion initiative, highlighting the K-12 plan, the benefits of immersion, the curriculum itself, and the benefits of parental involvement. ...

State Foreign Language Policy Database - This database provides information on a number of states’ K-12 foreign language instruction requirements on nearly 30 issues, including high school graduation requirements, assessments, teacher certification, state foreign language enrollments since 2002 and more. Reports can be run for an individual state, for all states’ elementary school requirements and for American Sign Language as a foreign language. A matrix provides access to all answers for all participating states. (National Council of State Supervisors for Languages)...

Report on the Delaware K-20 International Education Capacity Study - This report presents findings of a study on international education in Delaware. One of the report's findings is that less than half of Delaware's students are exposed to meaningful and sustained international education. The report's recommendations include creating a state commission on international education, including international education in teacher education programs in institutions of higher education and creating incentives for students at every grade level to internationalize their educations. (Fran O'Malley, Jeanette Miller, Shuhan Wang and Tiffani Harris, Institute for Public Administration, University of Delaware, August 2004)...


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