Multistate Association for Bilingual Education, Northeast
A nonprofit organization for educators, families, and policy makers
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)
COALITIONS, PARTNERSHIPS & WORKING GROUPS
MABE Board members are representatives on the following state education advisory councils:
An Act Relative to the Training, Assessment, and Assignment of Qualified School Interpreters in Educational Settings (HB 552 /SB 303)
Creates 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. This bill incorporates the recommendations of DESE’s School Interpreter Task Force, formed pursuant to section 81 of chapter 154 of the acts of 2018.
This bill would create robust pathways for diverse professionals and educators to enter the teaching profession and is sponsored by the two Joint Education Committee Chairs, Representative Alice Peisch and Senator Jason Lewis..
An Act Relative to Opportunity for Students (Student Opportunity Act)
The bill addresses long-standing funding inequities between the Commonwealth’s highest need and wealthier districts, but prompts all districts to take critical steps to address persistent disparities in opportunity and achievement.
The Massachusetts Education Equity Partnership, 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.