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.
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.
October 11, 2013
In order to keep its talent pool competitive in a global market, the United States needs to make second-language learning a major focus of public education, experts say.
July 08, 2013
A California congresswoman is proposing a $50 million federal grant program to help states establish "seal of biliteracy" programs for their high school graduates.
May 30, 2013
The U.S. Secretary of Education calls the home languages of English-learners assets for educators to build on.