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August 2022 Legislative Update

As we celebrate California’s historic $128.6 investment for K-12 education that was included in Governor Newsom’s 2022-23 state budget, we reflect on the missed opportunities and continuing efforts to advocate for English learners. You can read more about the impact of the 2022-23 budget and opportunities for supporting English learners, here

Additionally, we continue to closely collaborate with CABE with our joint legislative efforts and appreciate their contributions in the areas of progress over the past month, which saw the following updates:

  • The Unfortunate Demise of SB 952 (Limon) in the Assembly. This legislation would have offered school districts technical assistance and grants to expand or establish dual-language immersion programs. Unfortunately, it was stalled in the Assembly earlier this month. You can read more about this through an August 22 Edsource article.
  • Progress for AB 1868 (Rivas) as it Now Sits on Governor’s Desk. AB 1868 (Rivas), cleared both chambers of the Legislature after its passage on the Senate floor on August 23. This legislation will provide for the disaggregation of achievement data by LTELs and students at risk of becoming LTELs, and make available special education data by English language status and type of disability. As the bill now awaits the Governor’s decision, we encourage you to contact the Governor to urge his signing of AB 1868. Click here to take action now. 
  • Seeking Clarification for the $20 million Educator Workforce Investment Grant (EWIG). We are grateful to the Legislature and Newsom Administration for the inclusion of the Educator Workforce Investment Grant (EWIG) in the Education Omnibus Budget Trailer Bill. Thanks to our joint advocacy efforts with CABE, the most recent budget trailer bill that will be on the Governor’s desk within the next week clarifies that the new grants and grantees will continue the current systemic statewide efforts to implement the EL Roadmap. 

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