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AB-1122 Teachers: best practice guidance: dual-language and multilanguage educational programs.(2017-2018)

As Amends the Law Today


 Section 44320.6 is added to the Education Code, to read:

 (a) The commission shall develop best practice guidance on the establishment of partnerships between local educational agencies and institutions of higher education to offer integrated teacher preparation programs to teach in dual-language and multilanguage educational programs, pursuant to Section 44259.1.
(b) In developing best practices, the commission shall consider both of the following:
(1) Directly address, and be responsive to, the staffing needs of individual school districts with respect to the need for multilingual teachers.
(2) Establish or expand bilingual authorization programs in both of the following:
(A) Languages for which it is difficult to recruit bilingual teachers.
(B) Languages that are commonly spoken, but for which there is a shortage of bilingual authorizations.
(c) The commission shall make best practice guidance developed pursuant to this section available on the commission’s Internet Web site on or before September 1, 2019.