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Budget Summary FY2017

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70271004 - English Language Acquisition
Data Current as of:  8/9/2016

Account Description FY2016
7027-1004 English Language Acquisition
For English language acquisition professional development to improve the academic performance of English language learners and effectively implement sheltered English immersion as outlined in chapter 71A of the General Laws; provided, that funds may be expended for the Rethinking Equity and Teaching for English Language Learners initiative or RETELL; provided further, that the department shall, not later than January 17, 2017, provide a report on the number of educators who have received such training since the passage of said chapter 71A, the estimated number who need such additional training, a review and analysis of the most effective types of professional development and the most common gaps in the knowledge base of educators implementing English immersion and teaching English language acquisition, along with legislative or regulatory recommendations of the department; provided further, that said report shall be provided to the secretary of administration and finance, the senate president, the speaker of the house, the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means and the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on education; and provided further, that appropriated funds may be expended for programs or activities during the summer months
3,380,846 1,743,981