"The Legislature on Wednesday approved a bilingual education reform bill designed to give educators more flexibility in teaching English language learners.
A conference committee report filed Tuesday night by House and Senate negotiators was endorsed by the House 155-1. The Senate approved it unanimously as the branches wrapped up formal sessions for 2017. Informal sessions will continue for the next seven weeks, with formal sessions resuming in January.
Under the bill, school districts can maintain current the immersion programming or choose an alternative that meets federal and state standards, according to bill sponsors, who said the legislation expands the role of parental advisory councils and allows parents the flexibility to choose programs that best meet their child’s needs."
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House accepts LOOK bill conference committee report. After 10+ years working on this, we have legislation that will guarantee all students learning English will be taught in strong programs tailored to fit their needs. Thank you for your leadership, @RepAlicePeisch #mapoli pic.twitter.com/3eDANkd79U— Jeffrey Sanchez (@jeffrey_sanchez) November 15, 2017