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630 Students Up for Biliteracy Seal

More than 600 high school seniors in the Long Beach Unified School District are candidates for the State Seal of Biliteracy, a new honor that recognizes high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading and writing one or more languages in addition to English.

The state seal will be awarded by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, and students will receive the recognition upon graduation.

In all, 630 seniors here are candidates for 873 Seals of Biliteracy – some students having met the criteria in more than one language.  The languages for which LBUSD students earned seals include American Sign Language, Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean and Spanish.

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