Tag: Bilingual Education
September 10, 2017
The State Board of Education adopted the first new language policy in 20 years — the English Learner Roadmap, an online resource for school districts that will help guide curriculum, instruction and standards for the 1.4 million English learners in the state’s public schools.
August 24, 2017
The new law that governs language instruction in California is making way for districts to expand bilingual programs.
August 21, 2017
Spanish-speaking teachers getting special training to meet California's demand for more bilingual teachers
As districts expand bilingual programs, they're ramping up training so teachers who speak Spanish can teach Common Core and standards for English learners.
July 12, 2017
Teacher shortage limits districts' ability to expand bilingual offerings.
July 11, 2017
An advocacy group for English learners says the $5 million in new state money to train more bilingual teachers is a "first step," and warns that Proposition 58 has worsened a severe shortage of bilingual teachers.
January 6, 2017
The law reverses the English-only mandate voters passed in 1998.
November 14, 2016
Voter support for the ballot measure reflects the state's movement toward a multiracial and multiethnic society.
November 9, 2016
State propositions extend tax on wealthy residents, fund a $9 billion construction bond and repeal English-only instruction law.
November 2, 2016
If the ballot measure passes, it will likely increase the demand for bilingual teachers, who are already in short supply.
October 23, 2016
the California Teachers Association this weekend mobilized supporters to boost voter turnout on behalf of two ballot measures -- Propositions 55 and 58 -- that will have a direct bearing on schools and community colleges.
October 17, 2016
The ballot measure would eliminate the English-only requirement voters approved in 1998.
October 1, 2014
Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed bills to mandate kindergarten and tinker with aspects of the state’s new school funding formula, and he signed bills providing more protections for student privacy as he rushed to review a sea of bills this week to meet the Sept. 30 deadline for acting on legislation.
September 23, 2014
As accountability for student progress in California becomes more local, a new report by advocacy group EdTrust-West focuses on how school districts can better educate their English learners, who comprise nearly one in four students in the state.
July 29, 2014
After nearly two decades, bilingual education in California could be about to stage a resurgence. Since the passage of Proposition 227 in 1998, it has been illegal to teach public school children in a language other than English without express permission from their parents, among other requirements. That could be about to change.