... Worcester-based Amazon HQ could boost east-west rail plans, Setti Warren says ...... Baker aide texted Newton mayor Thursday night to ask for Amazon ideas to put into state's bid, Warren says ...... "God bless 'em. Go for it," Baker tells locals interested in hosting Amazon's second headquarters ...... As summer ends, Rosenberg says major bills will be unveiled in coming weeks ...... Senate planning to release transportation plan this fall, but debate on bill not expected, Rosenberg says ...... Source: AG Healey to endorse Mayor Walsh Friday ...... Baker: Graham-Cassidy will force coverage retreat or major search for new revenue ...... Baker headed back to Washington as debate rages over health care, opioids ...... Worcester Sheriff Evangelidis appointed chairman of Massport Board ...... Pair of South Shore attorneys nominated by governor for Superior Court judgeships ...... Only 5 percent of 600,000 mattresses discarded annually are recycled, activists say ...... In Boston visit, AG sessions pledges crackdown on transnational gangs, fight against opioids ...... Common Cause: Facebook's Russian ads disclosure should spur Congress to enhance transparency on online political ads ...... ...
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LANGUAGE EDUCATION CONFERENCE COMMITTEE TO MEET

A conference committee will meet Friday to begin House-Senate negotiations over legislation to reshape how non-native English speakers are educated in public schools.

Known as Language Opportunity for Our Kids, or the LOOK bill, the (H 3740/S 2134) legislation would upend a 2002 ballot law that requires, with limited exceptions, English-immersion instruction for all students, including those who are still more comfortable speaking other languages. The bills that cleared the House 151-2 and the Senate unanimously would do away with that requirement, giving districts more leeway in how they teach English language learners.


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