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Common Core for ELLs

Parent information in multiple languages

Common Core State Standards

The following multilingual resources offer parents an introduction to the Common Core State Standards and describe the impact the standards will have in their children's schooling.

Parent Guides

Bilingual Guides & Tip Sheets (English/Spanish)

Bilingual Toolkits & Multimedia (English/Spanish)

Guides in multiple languages

Family & Community Advocacy

Student and Family Engagement: The Missing Piece of the Education Reform Puzzle

In this article written for Colorín Colorado, Joaquín Tamayo discusses the role of student and family engagement in reform initiatives and in discussions around the implementation of the Common Core State Standards.

Californians Together: Advocacy Toolkit

This Advocacy Toolkit has prepared talking points for use by educators, policy makers, parents and community members in dialogues at the local, district and state levels — raising concerns, pushing for the supports needed to realize the Common Core for English learners, and advancing the vision of English Learner education that the Common Core can make possible.

Common Core and ELLs Blog

Featuring ELL expert Dr. Diane Staehr Fenner.

Intro to the Common Core: Links to the Standards, Common Core terms, video and more