Approved by voters in November 2016, the California Education for a Global Economy (EdGE) Initiative, otherwise known as Proposition 58, implemented the California Multilingual Act of 2016. Essentially repealing the English-only provisions of Proposition 227, which voters approved in 1998, the EdGE Initiative provides public schools with greater control over bilingual programs, as well as opportunities for ELs to learn English outside of specifically designated immersion classes. Its adoption will also lead to greater access to language programs for student of all backgrounds, and opportunities for parents to be key influencers in shaping the language environments their children learn in. Read more.