Senator Friedman Votes to Pass Bill to Expand Language Opportunities for Students Press Release

BOSTON – Last night, Senator Friedman joined legislative colleagues to pass bipartisan legislation that updates the existing statute relative to English language education in the Commonwealth’s public schools. An Act relative to language opportunity for our kids, also known as the LOOK bill, promotes research-based best practices for programs serving English learners (EL).

“Our current one-size-fits all mandate has become a barrier to educational success for many English language learners in the Commonwealth,” said Senator Friedman (D-Arlington). “The LOOK bill eliminates this mandate and gives parents and teachers greater flexibility to use the most effective educational programs that meet the individual needs of students in our state. We must continue to look for more ways to adapt to the changing needs of our students so that they have the tools they need to succeed in school and in their future careers.”

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