Promising policies in advancing language proficiency among newcomer students

Most newcomer students enter school with very low or beginning English language proficiency (ELP), but their language skills can develop rapidly under the right conditions, according to the first in a new series of briefs by Policy Analysis for California Education. While California does not […]

Teachers share what they need to support English learner students

A recent EdSource webinar, “Supporting English learners: What do teachers need?” allowed educators to share their experiences with professional development as well as the support they could use to best serve students. California has the largest population of English learners in the U.S. with two […]

Report examines how well schools served English learners during spring closures

Californians Together released a report in September examining the quality of instruction provided to English learners in the state’s schools during the spring when schools were suddenly shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization reviewed 79 school districts’ COVID-19 Operation Written Reports to help […]