The 1.1 million-student school system has struggled to move the needle on improving academic achievement and graduation rates for its 160,000 English-learners.
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September 16, 2014
August 29, 2014
Gov. Jerry Brown must now decide whether to sign a bill that would allow voters to reconsider a 16-year-old law that all but eliminated bilingual education in public schools.
August 12, 2014
Nearly 25,000 graduating seniors earned the special designation for their multiple language skills in 2014.
July 08, 2014
Biliteracy "seals" that recognize high school graduates with fluency in two or more languages are catching on in more states.
May 28, 2014
The measure, if approved, would give California voters a chance to overturn 16-year-old restrictions on bilingual education.
May 09, 2014
A study finds that NCLB created pressure to eliminate bilingual education and one of its authors says common core may do the same.
May 02, 2014
In our notes on the news: California's graduation rate hits 80%, public opinion supports Common Core, a scrap over the state budget, and bilingual ed survives.
April 11, 2014
Latino parents are increasingly sending their children to bilingual schools in an attempt to retain the family's Spanish-language fluency. Opponents of bilingual education say students in these programs don't perform proficiently in state tests.
March 17, 2014
By 5th grade, English-learners in San Francisco were equally proficient in English regardless of whether they had been in bilingual programs or English immersion.
February 21, 2014
New legislation seeks to repeal the restrictions placed on bilingual education in California.