U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings and U.S. Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.) announced a $188,511 grant to the Fairfax County Public Schools to help more than 1,500 students learn the critical languages of Arabic and Chinese. Spellings and Davis highlighted President Bush's National Security Language Initiative. Less than 1 percent of American high school students combined study Arabic Chinese, Farsi, Japanese, Korean, Russian, or Urdu, according to the State Department. "This grant will provide over 1,500 Fairfax County public school students with the opportunity to study Arabic and Chinese, two languages critical in the global marketplace," Davis...

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