SACRAMENTO – AB 2514, authored by Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond), supports the creation and expansion of dual language immersion programs. The bill passed out of the Assembly with bipartisan support.
“As our state becomes more diverse, the need to teach dual language immersion programs increases,” Thurmond said. “Almost a quarter of our public school students are English Learners. Pupils that are enrolled in dual language programs have positive outcomes. They perform better academically, gain more confidence, and possess greater cultural awareness.”