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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3326         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 353

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Antonio F. D. Cabral

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act to close the achievement gap for English Language learners.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Antonio F. D. Cabral

13th Bristol

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3326        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 353

By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 353) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and Denise Andrews relative to the achievement gap for English Language learners.  Education. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act to close the achievement gap for English Language learners.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1: Subsection (c) of section 1J of chapter 69 is hereby amended by adding the following:

For a school with limited English-proficient students, the superintendant shall include in the turnaround plan alternative English language learning programs for limited English proficient students, notwithstanding Chapter 71A, and the school committee may retain said programs after the school is no longer designated an underperforming or chronically underperforming school, notwithstanding Chapter 71A.

SECTION 1: Subsection (n) of section 1J of chapter 69 is hereby amended by adding the following:

For a school with limited English-proficient students, the commissioner shall include in the turnaround plan alternative English language learning programs for limited English proficient students, notwithstanding Chapter 71A, and the school committee may retain said programs after the school is no longer designated an underperforming or chronically underperforming school, notwithstanding Chapter 71A.

SECTION 1: Subsection (c) of section 1K of chapter 69 is hereby amended by adding the following:

For a district with limited English-proficient students, the commissioner and the receiver shall include in the turnaround plan alternative English language learning programs for limited English proficient students, notwithstanding Chapter 71A, and the school committee may retain said programs after the district is no longer designated an underperforming or chronically underperforming district, notwithstanding Chapter 71A.

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