Bilingual Education In The Classroom

Last spring, 9-year-old Derrick Fields sat in his social studies classroom at Sherman Elementary School, learning about the creation of the telegraph. This critically important ruling and the radical change of direction in California’s education policy for limited-English children will have a prfound effect on other states’ programs and, possibly, on legislative actions. The district currently has four pathway programs” to teach English learners, bilingual students and English-speaking students from pre-K to 12th grade. Advocates of bilingual education support the restructuring changes, but, in addition, want individuals involved in the restructuring process to understand and support the goals of bilingual education. The Edvocate was created in 2014 to argue for shifts in education policy and organization in order to enhance the quality of education and the opportunities for learning afforded to P-20 students in America. Dr. Lynch’s articles and op eds appear regularly in the Huffington Post, Diverse: Issues in …

Is The Teacher In The Classroom With Your Child Qualified?

Members of the Colorado State Board of Education are charged by the Colorado Constitution with the general supervision of the public schools. Since the state has assumed a large portion of the fiscal responsibility for new school construction, the capital requests must be submitted to the State Interagency Committee and must be approved by the State Board of Public Works. Education is controlled on a state level, which immediately eliminates the worry of having to combat federal bureaucracy to get the problem solved. The Board of School Estimate holds additional public hearings on the budget, and final approval is usually given in early April. A full list of the duties of the Board of Education is set forth in our By-Laws.

Among our primary duties are the identification of educational goals to be met by the school District; the consideration and approval of an annual budget for submission to the …