K-12 Initiatives

In recent years, NFLC has provided assistance to schools school districts and departments of education throughout the United States. During her tenure as Deputy and as Acting Director, Dr. Myriam Met significantly expanded outreach to K-12 programs across the US. Since 2007, much of NFLC’s support of K-12 has been channeled through the STARTALK project. Most recently, NFLC has focused its attention on policy related to language offerings in K-12, where the US trails most developed nations in language education; and on the need to reform the recruitment, preparation, and support of language teachers for US schools.


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