EdSource Today Reports: Languages

ACLU sues state over English-language instruction

ACLU sues state over English-language instruction

Civil rights groups sued the state Department of Education and the Board of Education on Wednesday, saying they are failing in their obligation to require school districts to provide 20,318 English learners with the language instruction ... … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charts and Data, English learners, Featured, Languages, Reporting & Analysis, State Board of Education, Students

California leads effort to boost English learner success

California leads effort to boost English learner success

UPDATE:  Sept. 21, 2012:  Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 2193 into law. Anyone who studied French all through high school and still ended up hiring an avocado (avocat) instead of an attorney (avocat) understands that learning ... … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charts and Data, English learners, Featured, Languages, Legislature and Bills, Reporting & Analysis, State and Federal Policies, Students

Distinct choice for ‘parent trigger’ families in Adelanto

Distinct choice for ‘parent trigger’ families in Adelanto

Two nearby charter school operators have expressed interest in running a besieged elementary school in the Mojave Desert town of Adelanto, ending worries of organizers of the state’s first successful “parent trigger” that their invitation ... … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charter Schools, Featured, Languages, Parent Activism, Parent Trigger, Reporting & Analysis, STEM

Over 10,000 students awarded “seal of biliteracy”

For the first time, graduating seniors from around California – more than 10,000 – have been awarded a state “seal” indicating their proficiency in two languages. The award, which consists of a gold seal affixed to a student’s ... … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Languages, Quick Hits

Bilingualism to be encouraged through “State Seal of Biliteracy”

Bilingualism to be encouraged through “State Seal of Biliteracy”

Graduating high school seniors throughout California could be awarded a “State Seal of Biliteracy” for proficiency in two languages if Governor Jerry Brown approves legislation approved by the state Legislature last week. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Languages, Reporting & Analysis