The bill would have established a program to offer grants of up to $750,000 to expand or establish dual-language immersion programs.
The bill would require the state to separate out test scores in English language arts, math and science for subgroups of English learners.
School districts struggle to hire bilingual teachers in all languages, but the shortage is more severe for teachers fluent in Asian languages.
Leaders representing all segments of California’s education system share their reactions to the governor’s May revision of the 2021-22 budget.
With most instruction now remote and with less class time, students don’t spend as much time exposed to their new language.
Parent leaders can be crucial for helping low-income families and those who do not speak English navigate distance learning.
Teacher shortage limits districts' ability to expand bilingual offerings.
The measure would replace Proposition 227, which severely limits bilingual education.