More than 10,000 students earn new State Seal of Biliteracy in California
from California Department of Education
From July 12, 2012:
More than 10,000 graduating high school students across California have earned the first state recognition in the nation for achieving proficiency in multiple languages, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced. The "State Seal of Biliteracy" was established per Assembly Bill 815 to recognize high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading and writing in one or more languages in addition to English. It takes the form of a gold seal affixed to the high school diplomas of qualified students.
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