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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 (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. As guidance for school districts and county offices of education, frequently asked questions (FAQs) inform transition to the amended California 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.

Spanish Translation of California Education Code
California Education Code in English is the official version. This Spanish translation is offered as a courtesy. El Código Educacional de California en inglés es la versión oficial. Esta tradición se ofrece como cortesía.

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

Spanish Translation of the California Code of Regulations (DOCX)
The regulations in English is the official version. This Spanish translation is offered as a courtesy. Los reglamentos en inglés son los oficial. Esta tradicción se ofrece como cortesía.

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.

State and Federal Resources and Information

Global California 2030
Superintendent Torlakson's 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.

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.
A Web page which provides descriptions of instructional program models that develop multilingualism, multiliteracy, and multiculturalism.

KVIE Inside California Education Dual-Language Immersion Episode External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 26:46)
A news report showcasing an English and Mandarin Chinese dual-language immersion program in Redding and 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)
A news report on 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.

Questions:   Lorrie Kelling | CA-EDGE@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0386
Last Reviewed: Friday, June 8, 2018
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