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Dec. 27, 2005 Associated Press State board votes against fighting order in English-learning case. The state Board of Education voted Tuesday against fighting a federal judge's order that requires Arizona to improve programs for students learning the English language and exempt English-learning students from taking the AIMs test.
However, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne, a board member but also a separate defendant in the court case, said he still plans to ask federal courts to block implementation of the ruling and then asking a federal appeals court to overturn it.

Dec. 20, 2005 Associate Press Illegal entry blamed for English fines - "Republican officeholders critical of a federal judge's decision to fine the state heavily if it doesn't improve programs for students learning English are pointing a finger of blame at illegal immigration."



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The Arizona Association for Bilingual Education supports individual groups, organizations or citizens concerned with quality education for ELLs that adhere to our organizational philosophy and goal.  Therefore, AABE provides the Central Arizona Bilingual Consortium this page.


The Central Arizona Bilingual Consortium is an informal group of ELL directors, coordinators, teachers and other ELL advocates from throughout the Phoenix Valley.

Our monthly meetings take place at ASU Downtown campus on the first Thursday of the month from 9:00 to 11:00 A. M.

For more information contact volunteer CABC Chair: Conrado Gomez Conrado.Gomez@asu.edu



DATE                    TOPIC

January 5           Slade Mead - Speaker

February 2          Tim Hogan - Speaker


 Arizona Debate continues...

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Lack of appropriate funding for ELL court ruling...

Dec. 16, 2005

  On Friday, a federal judge ordered law makers to come up with a financial plan by January 24, 2006 to address the ignored  6 year old court ruling to improve English language programs.  Tim Hogan in the Arizona Republic was quoted :"íThis is a pretty big hammer," said Tim Hogan of the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest. "We're really pleased with the decision and are confident this is going to get the state's attention and get them to solve the problemí"  Although Judge Collins did not impose Hoganís request to freeze $500 million in federal highway funds,  incremental daily fines will be imposed if state legislators have not complied by the end of January date.

In the same case, Collins ruled English language learners  do not have to pass the high-stakes AIMS test to graduate from high school until lawmakers adequately fund their education. That would likely exempt them from the test until at least spring 2007 and possibly beyond!

Please thank Tim Hogan (thogan@aclpi.org) for his tireless advocacy for English language learners and continue to support politicians such as Governor Napolitano who side with justice for children!

Call the Governorís office at (602-542-4331) to thank her for this courageous advocacy on behalf of English Language Learners in our schools.

Our action makes a difference!


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