Congratulations to Rep. Peggy Mayfield, Assistant Majority Floor Leader, House of Representatives in the Indiana General Assembly for winning the 2017 National Network for Early Language Learning Award for Outstanding Support of Early Language Learning. Please click here to read her award statement.
Congratulations to Representative Peggy Mayfield, Assistant Majority Floor Leader of the Indiana General Assembly, recipient of the 2017 NNELL Award for Outstanding Support of Early Second Language Learning.
Please click here to read more about Rep. Mayfields’ contributions to Early Language Learning in her state.
(Representative Mayfield was instrumental is the passage of Indiana SB267 which provided $1 million in funding as seed money to begin world language programs in Indiana´s primary schools.
She guided the process strategically by eliciting the support of the Chairmen of the Education Committees in both the Senate and the House of Representatives and established additional support on both sides of the political aisle in different capacities. When this legislation was finally passed, it actually contained two world language bills: one in support of the seed funds to initiate dual language/immersion world language programs in primary schools and the other in support of the Seal of Biliteracy. The combination was extremely powerful on many levels. The legislation provided financial incentives to initiate dual language and/or immersion programs in kindergarten and first grade AND created a means to recognize the achievement of biliteracy in English and a world language upon graduation from high school.)
2016 Award Winner
Congratulations to Renee A. Foose, Ph.D. , Superintendent Howard County Public School System for winning the 2016 National Network for Early Language Learning Award for Outstanding Support of Early Language Learning. Please click here to read her award statement.
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