New incentive for SF students to learn several languages 

If you can read, speak and write in more languages than one by the time you graduate high school, you should get an extra star on your diploma.

Or how bout a seal?

The San Francisco Unified School District is working on regulations that would allow students that achieve a certain level of academic achievement in English as well as other world languages to receive a special seal on their diplomas.

The seal would help encourage students to really nail down more than one language so they can be viable “in the 21st century economic, scientific, political, cultural and intellectual life of our global society,” the district said.

Remember, kids: You can’t earn a seal just by saying “hello” in French. It’s going to take a whole lot of hard work and study to earn one – the superintendent will solidify regulations spelling out what students would need to do to receive the so-called “Seal of Biliteracy,” the district said.


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