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‘Biliteracy’ Seal on Student Diplomas Will Recognize and Reward Bilingualism

February 9, 2016

Ability to speak two languages called important advantage for NJ students as they enter workforce and college New Jersey has joined more than a dozen other states that endorse an official seal on high school graduates’ diplomas and other records that signifies they are proficient in a second language. Known as the State Seal of…

Immigrants in Iowa, Host of Thursday’s GOP Debate

January 27, 2016

Tomorrow evening, the Republican candidates will meet in Des Moines for their final debate (#GopDebate) before next week’s Iowa caucuses. The debate, hosted by Fox News, is the last opportunity for the candidates to present their platforms before voters head to the polls. Iowa is home to a small, but growing, immigrant population—although just 4.48…

An Immigrant Family Behind America’s Pita Craze

January 25, 2016

In elementary school, Karen Toufayan’s friends never knew what to make of her lunch. While the others munched on Wonder Bread, Karen usually unwrapped a pita. “Nobody knew anything about pita bread,” says Karen. “They couldn’t even pronounce it. People were like, ‘What is that?’” She says it was like that scene from the movie…

Iowa Colleges Press for Immigration Reform

January 25, 2016

For generations, our colleges and universities have served as essential catalysts for stimulating Iowa’s economy. Together we provide the advanced stages of education for our pipeline of human talent, produce basic and applied research, and develop leadership coupled with entrepreneurial spirit. The ultimate measure of our success is found across the state in the vitality…

New Jersey Governor Signs Seal of Biliteracy Bill, as Top Garden State Employers and Industry Seek Bilingual Talent

January 22, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 21, 2016 CONTACT Sarah Doolin, Partnership for a New American Economy, New Jersey Governor Signs Seal of Biliteracy Bill, as Top Garden State Employers and Industry Seek Bilingual Talent Trenton, NJ — This week, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie approved a statewide Seal of Biliteracy, an award given by the…

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