For the California Association for Bilingual Education’s (CABE) 2019 conference, Senior Policy Analyst Jonathan Kaplan presented on how to navigate the state budget process so that educators can advocate for dual language learners.
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Bilingual Teacher Shortage Threatens Students’ Bilingual OpportunityMore than 2.3 million California TK-12 public school students bring a linguistic asset with them to school every day: living in homes where a language other than English is spoken. A majority of these students (1.2 million) demonstrate English proficiency during their school years. But, students’ home language skills are often neglected at school due … ContinuedEducation
Guide to School Funding and the State Budget ProcessEvery year, California’s governor and Legislature adopt a state budget that provides a framework and funding for critical public services and systems — from child care and health care to housing and transportation to colleges and K-12 schools. But the state budget is about more than dollars and cents. The budget expresses our values as … ContinuedCalifornia BudgetEducation
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