Mar | 2015
AB 2303 (Bloom) would have established a state recognition and award program for school districts with articulated and comprehensive multiple paths to biliteracy, and criteria for achieving a multiple pathway biliteracy district recognition award. The bill also contained descriptions of program models and language learning opportunities that can be combined into comprehensive pathways, preschool through high school. The bill was held in Senate Appropriation but will be submitted again during the next legislative session. Click to download legislation.
Mar | 2015
AB 815 (Brownley) established the state Seal of Biliteracy Program to recognize high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading and writing in one or more languages in addition to English. The State Seal of Biliteracy shall be awarded by the State Superintendent of Instruction when students meet the criteria contained in the legislation. There are 9 states including California with a formal State Seal of Biliteracy Program. Ten other states and the District of Columbia Public Schools are in the process of developing their program. Click to download the legislation.