Multiple Pathways to Biliteracy
California became the first state in the nation to adopt a State Seal of Biliteracy, igniting a national movement, California voters overwhelmingly (73.5%) supported the passage of Proposition 58 the LEARN Initiative to promote and encourage multilingual programs for all students. Parents and educators are now encouraged and empowered to implement multilingual programs, preschool through 12th grade, for all students. Building pathways to biliteracy requires communities and school leaders to become familiar with the variety of language program options, the research behind them, and the conditions that support effective implementation.
This publication is a resource for all stakeholders as they begin to think about planning for and implementing multilingual pathways to biliteracy and realizing the opportunities afforded by Proposition 58.