|SB 5607 - DIGEST|
Requires the office of the superintendent of public instruction to develop and administer the K-12 dual language grant program and the heritage language grant program to grow capacity for high quality dual language and heritage language learning.
Requires the office of student financial assistance, upon documentation of federal student loan indebtedness, to enter into agreements with certificated teachers to repay all or part of the teacher's federal student loans in exchange for teaching service in a dual language program.
Requires the department of children, youth, and families to: (1) Develop and administer the early learning dual language grant program to grow capacity for high quality dual language learning in child care and early childhood education and assistance programs;
(2) Establish one full-time employee dual language specialist position to administer the early learning dual language grant program; and
(3) Provide early learning providers with professional development materials translated into target languages other than English.