Sociopolitical Concerns

Here are some recent updates in policies that affect  English language learners in Arizona.

Old State Capitol Bldg.


April 28, 2018

AZTESOL has released a position statement in support of state legislative bills HB 2281 and HB 2435, which would allow English learners to spend two hours of their school day focusing on learning English and enroll in dual language programs.  Click here to read our official position statement and sample drafts of e-mails that you can send to your state senators to let them know that you are paying attention to this important issue.


February 13, 2017

AZTESOL has issued a position statement regarding the recent executive orders restricting immigration to the United States from certain countries. Click here to read the full statement.


May 16, 2016

Read about the settlement between the US Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) and the Department of Justices’s (DOJ) settlement with the state’s Department of Education to begin properly identifying and exiting students from special services.

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Photo credit: Paul Meloccaro for AZTESOL

Arizona Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc.