Multistate Association for Bilingual Education, Northeast
A nonprofit organization for educators, families, and policy makers
COALITIONS, PARTNERSHIPS & WORKING GROUPS
MABE supports the work of the Joint National Committee for Languages and the National Council for Languages and International Studies (JNCL-NCLIS) troubled by the continuance of Presidential Proclamation 10014, now restricting the issuance of essential nonimmigrant visas. The restrictions placed on H-1B and select J-1 visa programs specifically, will have a profoundly negative impact on language and immersion programs, hindering educational opportunities for children across the U.S.
An Act Relative to Certification of Interpreters in Educational Settings (HD 2334 (Re. Cabral) /SD 347(Sen. Welch)
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.
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.