Mass Senate unanimously passes the LOOK Bill

On July 7, 2016 the Massachusetts Senate passed S.2395 An Act for language opportunity for our kids – the “LOOK bill” – by a unanimous vote.

The LOOK bill gives school districts the flexibility to choose high-quality, research-based programs to meet the needs of English Language Learners (ELLs) and establishes the State Seal of Biliteracy to recognize high school graduates who speak, read, and write in two languages, a valuable asset in the 21st century global economy. View the LOOK Bill Fact Sheet …

We thank our Senators for supporting the educational needs of English learners in Massachusetts, and especially Sen. Sal DiDomenico, the bill sponsor; Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz, c0-chair of the Joint Committee on Education; and Sen. Karen Spilka for their leadership and dedication on this issue.

The bill is still under consideration by the House.

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