Advocacy - (being understood) combines respect for all participants with the courage to speak your voice, share your insights, and advance the dialogue towards a new understanding of the whole. (L.R. Beaumont)
Current Initiatives: LOOK ACT regulations
Public Comment for English Language Benchmarks
Public Comment for the Bilingual Education Endorsement
Public Comment for the Seal of Biliteracy Regulations
Language Opportunity Coalition
Seal of Biliteracy Pathway and Distinguished Program Awards Pilot
- Year 3 of awarding the Seal of Biliteracy, an award given by a school or school district in recognition of students who have studied and attained proficiency in English and a second language.
Bilingualism is a GIFT!
- An initiative by the Watertown Public School encouraging families to use their home language everyday.
Guidance for Defining and Implementing Two-Way Immersion and Transitional Bilingual Education Programs, 2016 (Note: This document is currently being revised and will be available in SY'2018)
Academic Success Stories of Dual Language Programs in Massachusetts
- A collaboration project with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, this document provides greater detail about the key components of effective DLE and TBE programs, highlighting what DLE and TBE programs are and how they can be implemented successfully.
Guidance in the Assessment and Eligibility Process for Special Education Services
- Members of the Dual Language Special Education Network submitted input to the Draft document "Is Special Education the Right Service?" Read feedback submitted March 30, 2016