H.R.3716 - BEST Act115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26] (Introduced 09/08/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||House - 09/08/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3716 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (09/08/2017)
Biliteracy Education Seal and Teaching Act or the BEST Act
This bill directs the Department of Education to award renewable two-year grants to states to establish or improve Seal of Biliteracy programs to recognize student proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing in both English and a second language.
States must provide to participating students who demonstrate such proficiency: (1) documentation of that proficiency on their official academic transcripts, and (2) a permanent seal or other marker on their secondary school diplomas.
Students who gain proficiency in a second language outside of school may participate in such programs.
States may not charge students a program application fee.