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5 takeaways on educating California's English learners

from Education Week

What can states and districts do to improve opportunities and outcomes for English learners? The question is asked and answered often; just this past fall, the U.S. Department of Education released a sprawling toolkit to help states and districts "better understand and meet their obligations" to ELs, and another recent report recommended longer school days. An ambitious collaboration has offered a new set of answers for the California context. Improving the Opportunities and Outcomes of California's Students Learning English, a brief by Policy Analysis for California Education, deftly synthesizes a flood of findings from three university-district research partnerships spread across nine school districts: Corning, Fairfield-Suisun, Firebaugh-Las Deltas, Los Angeles, Napa, Sanger, Tahoe-Truckee, Ukiah and a large unnamed urban district. more

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