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ACTFL Statement on SCOTUS Decisions to Strike Down Race-Based Policies in College Admissions

ACTFL expresses deep disappointment and concern regarding the recent decision by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), in which it ruled that colleges and universities can no longer consider race in the admissions decision-making process. Ignoring decades of judicial precedent, the decisions rendered in both Students for Fair Admissions Inc. v. President & Fellows of Harvard College and Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. University of North Carolina pose a grave threat to the future of the language educator pipeline and significantly undermines this nation’s ability to create a more equitable education system and society.

Paul Sandrock Retires from ACTFL

ACTFL announced today that Paul Sandrock, ACTFL Senior Advisor for Language Learning Initiatives, is retiring, effective July 1, 2023.

ACTFL/LCF Award for Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Classroom Recognizes Outstanding Language Educators

ACTFL and the Language Connects Foundation (LCF) are proud to announce the establishment of the ACTFL/LCF Award for Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Classroom.

Language Connects Foundation and Klett World Languages Launch Inaugural Award for Sustainable Development Education in the World Language Classroom

The Language Connects Foundation (LCF), a new not-for-profit supported by ACTFL, in partnership with Klett World Languages are thrilled to announce the launch of the inaugural LCF/Klett Award for Sustainable Development Education in the World Language Classroom.

2023 Facilitator-in-Training Cohort Program

ACTFL is expanding its team of presenters by supporting and mentoring our second cohort of Facilitators-in-Training (FIT). From the many who responded to the open invitation to join ACTFL as a workshop presenter, ACTFL selected eight educators to enter this presenter pipeline.

Keynote Speakers for ACTFL 2023 Annual Convention and World Languages Expo Announced

ACTFL is pleased to announce Kal Penn and Sarah Eagle Heart as the Opening and Closing Keynote speakers, respectively for the 2023 Annual Convention and World Languages Expo.

ACTFL Statement on Michigan State University Shooting

ACTFL is both saddened and outraged after another senseless school shooting in this country, this time at Michigan State University. Our hearts go out to the victims, their colleagues, family, friends, and the entire MSU community.

ACTFL Celebrates Achievement in Language Education

ACTFL is pleased to announce the 2022 recipients of the ACTFL Professional Awards, an annual program in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of language education.

ACTFL Announces New Board Members for 2023

ACTFL is pleased to announce five newly elected and appointed members to its Board of Directors. L.J. Randolph, Jr. (President-Elect) of the University of Wisconsin-Madison; Michele Back (Higher Ed, at-large) of University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education, Brandon Locke (PNCFL Regional Representative) of Anchorage School District in Anchorage, AK, Catherine Ousselin (K-12, at-large) of Mount Vernon High in Washington State, and Amanda Ramirez (CSCTFL Regional Representative) of Avon High School in Indiana will each begin their terms on January 1, 2023.

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