After years of reform and advocacy efforts, bilingual education activists across California celebrated the adoption of California’s first new language policy in more than two decades — the English Learner Roadmap.

The roadmap, unanimously adopted by the State Board of Education in July, is an online resource for school districts that will help guide curriculum, instruction and standards for the 1.4 million English learners in the state’s public schools. The roadmap does not replace theEnglish language development standards or state standards; it is intended to supplement them and inform policy about English learners.

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