On November 22, 2017, Governor Baker signed into law the LOOK Act. Broadly, the new law aims to provide districts with more flexibility as to the language acquisition programs they choose to meet the needs of English learners, while maintaining accountability for timely and effective English language acquisition. Below is a brief summary of the key implications of the law.
Requires the Department to establish licensure endorsements for various types of language acquisition programs (for example, two-way immersion programs).
Some of the key dates for implementation of the LOOK Act include:
The Department will work with districts and other stakeholders to ensure timely and smooth implementation of the LOOK Act. More information about the implementation of the LOOK Act will be posted as it becomes available.
Presentation to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education December 19, 2017
Last Updated: October 12, 2018
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