LOOK bill signing

Language Opportunity for Our Kids (LOOK)

Bill H.4032: An Act relative to language opportunity for our kids (LOOK) passed in the legislature on November 15, and was signed into law by Governor Baker on November 22, 2017. The LOOK bill will allow school districts in Massachusetts to establish English Learner programs that best meet the needs of students, recognize the assets that bilingual students bring to its schools, and encourage increased language learning for all students. It also changes designations of bi/multilingual learners from “limited English proficient student” to “English learner.” See the text of the law here.