ASSEMBLY BILL AB 1012 (Reyes)
Amended March 14, 2019
Bilingual and Biliteracy Program Support and Recognition
We need your help to show the members of the Assembly Education Committee that we are serious about implementing the promise of Proposition 58 of 2016 – Biliteracy for All Students!!
AB 1012 (Reyes), amended March 14, 2019, will further invest in establishing new dual language immersion and developmental bilingual programs and in building the bilingual teacher capacity needed to teach our students from pre-school and Kindergarten through 12th grade!
AB 1012 (Reyes) proposes to provide three years of funding, beginning fiscal year 2020-2021 through 2022-2023! Additionally, an investment is proposed to build the capacity of our bilingual teacher preparation programs in Schools of Education at the UC, CSU systems and private non-profit postsecondary education institutions, as well as preparing ECE teachers on the strategies and best practices of instructing children who are dual language learners in early childhood education programs at the Community College system.
Lastly, AB 1012 (Reyes) would provide state recognition of exemplary dual language immersion or dual immersion programs in licensed child care development programs and in elementary and secondary schools that promote dual language development and biliteracy.
AB 1012 (Reyes) is sponsored by CABE, Californians Together, Early Edge and the Advancement Project. Help us provide the critical resources necessary for districts and schools to begin implementing the vision of biliteracy for all. The bill will be heard on April 10, 2019.
Please click on link below to send a letter NOW and show the members of the Assembly Education Committee the support this bill has from educators, parents and communities from throughout the state!!!.