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CA Education for a Global Economy Initiative

Information regarding the California Education for a Global Economy (Ed.G.E.) Initiative (Proposition 58).

In November 2016, California voters approved Proposition 58, also known as the CA Ed.G.E. Initiative. The purpose of the CA Ed.G.E. Initiative is to ensure that all children in California public schools receive the highest quality education, master the English language, and access high-quality, innovative, and research-based language programs that prepare them to fully participate in a global economy.

The CA Ed.G.E. Initiative authorizes school districts and county offices of education to establish language acquisition programs for both native and non-native English speakers, and requires school districts and county offices of education to solicit parent and community input in developing language acquisition programs.

 

Education Code and California Code of Regulations

Amended California Education Code (DOCX)
California Education Code amended by the passage of the CA Ed.G.E. Initiative, which includes sections 300, 305, 306, 310, 320, and 335.

Available Translations of California Education Code
California Education Code in English is the official version. This Spanish translation is offered as a courtesy.

Amended California Code of Regulations (DOCX)
New and amended California Code of Regulations sections 11300, 11301, 11309, 11310, 11311, 11312, and 11316, which took effect July 1, 2018.

Available Translations of the California Code of Regulations
The regulations in English is the official version. This Spanish translation is offered as a courtesy.

California Code of Regulations and California Education Code
Chart which shows the California Code of Regulations sections 11300, 11301, 11309, 11310, 11311, 11312, and 11316, and related Education Code language.

 

CA Ed.G.E. Initiative Frequently Asked Questions

The California Education for a Global Economy (CA Ed.G.E.) Initiative, otherwise known as Proposition 58, took effect July 1, 2017, and the corresponding regulations took effect July 1, 2018. These frequently asked questions are intended to assist local educational agencies in implementing the provisions in the California Education Code (EC) and California Code of Regulations (5 CCR). This collection represents frequently asked questions, and is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all possible questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

CA Ed.G.E. Initiative Resources

State and Federal Resources and Information

CA Ed.G.E. Initiative Implementation Handbook for School Districts and County Offices of Education (PDF)
This handbook provides detailed information on the CA Ed.G.E. Initiative for local implementation.

Global California 2030
Global California 2030 initiative vastly expands the teaching of world languages and the number of students proficient in more than one language over the next 12 years. The CDE's mission, through Global California 2030, is to equip students with world language skills to better appreciate and more fully engage with the rich and diverse mixture of cultures, heritages, and languages found in California and the world, while also preparing them to succeed in the global economy.

SBE-Adopted English Language Development Standards
The California ELD Standards amplify the California State Standards for ELA and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects.

Improving Education for English Learners: Research-Based Approaches, Chapter 6 (PDF)
CDE Press, 2010
This chapter includes information on educational programs for English learners.

Multilingual Education
This CDE web page provides information about multilingual programs and resources for educators and parents.

Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students (OELA) External link opens in new window or tab.
This office in the U.S. Department of Education is responsible for the administration of English learner programs and services, Title III, and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Preschool English Learners: Principles and practices to promote Language, Literacy, and Learning (PDF)
This CDE resource guide supports the education of dual-language learners.

SBE-Adopted English Language Arts/English Language Development (ELA/ELD) Framework
The CDE developed the 2014 ELA/ELD Framework to support and incorporate the California Common Core State Standards for ELA and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects and the California ELD Standards (CA ELD Standards).

State Seal of Biliteracy
This program recognizes high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing one or more languages in addition to English.

Effects of the Implementation of Proposition 227 on the Education of English Learners Kindergarten through grade twelve External link opens in new window or tab.
The CDE conducted a five-year evaluation of the effects of Proposition 227 on the education of English learners. Student achievement analyses, phone interviews, case study site visits, and written surveys were used to examine such questions as how the proposition was implemented, which English learner services are most and least effective, and what unintended consequences resulted from Proposition 227 implementation. This final report was submitted to the CDE. Language Policy and Leadership Office on January 2006.

The report is available on the following websites: American Institutes for Research External link opens in new window or tab. and WestEd External link opens in new window or tab..

External Resources and Information

Association of Two-Way & Dual Language Education (ATDLE) External link opens in new window or tab.
ATDLE is a national organization which supports the development and continued implementation of Two-Way and Dual-Language programs throughout the United States.

California Association of Bilingual Education (CABE): English Learner and Biliteracy Programs External link opens in new window or tab.
A Web page which provides descriptions of instructional program models that develop multilingualism, multiliteracy, and multiculturalism.

Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) External link opens in new window or tab.
The CARLA website provides free online research-based professional development resources and instructional materials.

Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) External link opens in new window or tab.
CAL conducts research, develops language assessments and instructional materials, provides professional development and technical assistance services, offers online courses, and disseminates information and resources related to language and culture.

Center for Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence (CREDE) External link opens in new window or tab.
CREDE provides research and tools for the implementation of practices for culturally and linguistically diverse students

KVIE Inside California Education Dual-Language Immersion Episode External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 26:46)
This news report showcases an English and Mandarin Chinese dual-language immersion program in Redding and discusses how the passage of the CA Ed.G.E. Initiative could increase opportunities for students to learn multiple languages.

KVIE Inside California Education Bilingual Teacher Shortage Episode External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 4.56)
This news report discusses the impact of the bilingual teacher shortage in California, and how the Fresno school district recruits qualified bilingual teachers for their dual-language immersion programs.

Language Resource Centers External link opens in new window or tab.
The Language Resource Centers are a national network of sixteen language resource centers to support the teaching and learning of non-English languages.

Multicultural Pavilion External link opens in new window or tab.
The Multicultural Pavilion is an EdChange and Equity Literacy Institute project that provides resources and discussion lists related to multicultural teaching and learning.

National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA) External link opens in new window or tab.
NCELA supports the mission of the U.S. Department of Education Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) in meeting the needs of English learners and providing state data profiles, a resource library, and the NCELA Nexus

Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English: Promising Futures External link opens in new window or tab.
The 2017 National Academies of Sciences report on English learners identifies effective practices for educators and recommends steps to support high-quality educational outcomes for students.
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Last Reviewed: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
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