ERIC Number: ED422747
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
A 50-State Survey of Requirements for the Education of Language Minority Children.
Garcia, Anita; Morgan, Cynthia
READ Abstracts Research and Policy Brief, Nov 1997
A survey of the 50 United States investigated laws and policy concerning programs for limited-English-proficient (LEP) students in elementary and secondary schools. This summary outlines state requirements imposed on schools regarding specific types of programs that must be offered to LEP students, the number of LEP students to be served, and the level of state funding for these programs. An introductory section notes the states that mandate bilingual education, those that forbid bilingual education, those with specific laws for LEP programs and those with no laws regarding LEP programs, states that fund all LEP programs, those that fund only bilingual education programs, those funding only non-bilingual education programs, and states with no funding for LEP programs. A subsequent summary for each state includes the name and telephone number of a contact person, requirements, and notes on funding level. (MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Rate, Language Minorities, Limited English Speaking, National Surveys, Public Policy, Public Schools, Resource Allocation, State Aid, State Programs, State Standards, Statewide Planning
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: READ: The Institute for Research in English Acquisition and Development, Amherst, MA.