Multistate Association for Bilingual Education, Northeast
A nonprofit organization for educators, families, and policy makers
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An Act Relative to the Training, Assessment, and Assignment of Qualified School Interpreters in Educational Settings (H.437; Rep. Cabral/S.253; Sen. Crighton)
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.
Creates robust pathways for diverse professionals and educators to enter the teaching profession and is sponsored by Joint Education Committee Chair, Senator Jason Lewis and Representative Alice Peisch. Latinos for Education and the Massachusetts Education Diversity Coalition are advocating for transforming this educator pipeline.
The bill supports multiple financial incentives to increase the number of qualified bilingual educators leading to improved student performance, such as funding capacity of districts and IHEs to ensure highly qualified educators.
MABE Board members are representatives on the following education advisory councils: