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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 California Education for a Global Economy Initiative (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.

Beginning July 1, 2017, 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. As guidance for school districts and county offices of education, frequently asked questions (FAQs) inform transition to new California Education Code (EC).

Changes in California Education Code
Chart that compares California Education Code language before and after the passage of the CA Ed.G.E. Initiative.

CA Ed.G.E. Initiative Proposed Regulations

Item 06 on the July 12, 2017 State Board of Education Agenda

Spanish Translation of the CA Ed.G.E. Regulations (DOC)
The regulations in English are the official version. This Spanish translation is offered as a courtesy. Los regamentos en inglés son los oficiales. Esta traducción se ofrece como cortesía.

The California Department of Education Proposed Rulemaking & Regulations Web page includes information on how to participate in the rulemaking process.

State and Federal Resources and Information

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

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

External Resources and Information

California Association of Bilingual Education (CABE): English Learner and Biliteracy Programs External link opens in new window or tab.
Descriptions of program models that develop bilingualism, biliteracy, and multiculturalism.

Questions:   Lorrie Kelling | CA-EDGE@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0386
Last Reviewed: Friday, September 1, 2017