Multistate Association for Bilingual Education, Northeast

         A nonprofit organization for educators, families, and policy makers

           (formerly known as Massachusetts Association for Bilingual Education)

Advocacy - (being understood) combines respect for all participants with the courage to speak your voice, share your insights, and advance the dialogue towards a new understanding of the whole. (L.R. Beaumont)

Current Initiatives: LOOK ACT regulations

Public Comment for English Language Benchmarks, September 2018

Public Comment for the Bilingual Education Endorsement, June 2018

Public Comment for the Seal of Biliteracy Regulations, June 2018
Guidelines for the Bilingual Education Endorsement, September 2018

Language Opportunity Coalition 

Seal of Biliteracy Pathway and Distinguished Program Awards Pilot, 2015 - 2018

Analysis of Year 3 Pilot for awarding the Seal of Biliteracyan award given by a school or school district in recognition of students who have studied and attained proficiency in English and a second language.

Other Initiatives:

An Act Relative to Certification of Interpreters in Educational Settings (HD 2334 (Re. Cabral) /SD 1144 (Sen. Welch)

This legislation directs the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to create standards and competencies for the training, hiring and use of interpreters in educational settings in order to provide limited English proficient (LEP) parents and students with competent interpretation services, as required by federal and state law.  Fact Sheet

Number One for Some

September 24, 2018. In an effort to shed light on the deep inequities in the Commonwealth’s education system, a diverse group of advocates, including MABE, has formed the Massachusetts Education Equity Partnership. As part of its launch, the group has released a report titled Number One for Some, Opportunity and Achievement in Massachusetts. The report gathers and highlights critical disparities facing Black, Latino, and low-income students who continue to have a dramatically different experience in Massachusetts’ schools than their White and higher-income peers.

Bilingualism is a GIFT! 

An initiative by the Watertown Public School encouraging families to use their home language everyday. 

Guidance for Defining and Implementing Two-Way Immersion and Transitional Bilingual Education Programs, MA DESE 2016  

Guidance for Defining and Implementing TWI Programs, MA DESE 2018 revised with LOOK Act regulations is now available!

A collaboration project with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, this document provides greater detail about the key components of effective DLE and TBE programs, highlighting what DLE and TBE programs are and how they can be implemented successfully. 
Academic Success Stories of Dual Language Programs in Massachusetts

Guidance in the Assessment and Eligibility Process for Special Education Services

Members of the Dual Language Special Education Network submitted input to the Draft document "Is Special Education the Right Service?"  Click here to read feedback submitted March 30, 2016

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