Multilingual Learner Funding Interview and Op-Ed

Following a recent RIPEC policy brief on funding for Rhode Island’s K-12 multilingual learners, Michael DiBiase told WJAR 10 that multilingual learners now make up one in eight students; “[so], if we don’t do better with respect to those students and their outcomes, we are not going to improve the overall system.” RIPEC Public Policy Analyst Jeffrey S. Hamill wrote in a Boston Globe op-ed that “the state has been slow to address these changing demographics … with adequate funding solutions.”

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