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:
Highlighted News Regarding Covid-19
December 8, 2020 - MABE joins MATSOL in urging the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to cancel ACCESS for ELs testing in the 2020-21 school year. A summary of input collected from MATSOL and MABE members — educators working with English Learners – who are concerned about ACCESS for ELs testing during the pandemic is included in this letter to the Commissioner. Read the Commissioner's response in this letter to MATSOL and MABE.
October 30, 2020 - MABE submits written testimony to the MA Joint Committee on Education on behalf of Dual Language Education programs in the Commonwealth as part of the VIRTUAL Oversight Hearing regarding Observations and Lessons from K-12 School Reopenings in the Commonwealth during the COVID-19 emergency held on October 27, 2020.
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.