Colorin Colorado: Helping children read... and succeed!

Teachers who work with English as a Second Language learners will find ESL/ESOL/ELL/EFL reading/writing skill-building children's books, stories, activities, ideas, strategies to help PreK-3, 4-8, and 9-12 students learn to read.

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Policy / Data

AFT Position on English Language Learners: Where We Stand*

This document outlines the AFT position on the education of English language learners.

Institute for Urban and Minority Education

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Education Research and Improvement, this page offers manuals, brief articles, annotated bibliographies, reviews and summaries of outstanding publications, and announcements of conferences in urban education. Many of the resources deal with language minority students.

Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates by State and Race/Ethnicity, 1992 to 2022

A report published by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education offering comprehensive and reliable data source on the future size and composition of high school graduating classes across the country.

National Center for Education Statistics

NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data that are related to education in the United States and other nations.

National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota

Provides national leadership in the participation of students with disabilities and limited English proficient (LEP) students in national and state assessments, standards-setting efforts, and graduation requirements.

National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA)

NCELA collects, analyzes, synthesizes, and disseminates information about language instruction, educational programs for English language learners, and related programs.

National Council of La Raza

NCLR is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, tax-exempt organization established in 1968 to reduce poverty and discrimination and improve life opportunities for Hispanic Americans.

National Governors' Association

The NGA Center for Best Practices supports governors in their efforts to improve education by providing technical assistance, policy analysis and reports, and information on best practices.

Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA)

The OELA was formed to help ensure that children who are limited English proficient attain English proficiency, develop high levels of academic attainment in English, and meet the same challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards that all children are expected to meet.

Pre-K Now Article: Pre-K and Latinos*

"Pre-K and Latinos: The Foundation for America's Future."

Technical Assistance ALLIANCE for Parent Centers

Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs) and Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs) in each state provide training and information to parents of infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities and to professionals who work with children. This assistance helps parents to participate more effectively with professionals in meeting the educational needs of children and youth with disabilities. The Parent Centers work to improve educational outcomes for children and youth with all disabilities (emotional, learning, mental, and physical).

TESOL: Standards Resources

This resource page from TESOL includes information about TESOL's PreK–12 English Language Proficiency Standards. Technology Standards, Professional Standards, and Standards for Adult Education, as well information about the Common Core State Standards and guidelines for developing EFL standards.

U.S. Census: School Enrollment

School enrollment captures the population who report being enrolled in a regular school. A regular school advances a person towards an elementary school certificate, high school diploma, or college, university, or professional school (such as law or medicine) degree.

United We Dream

United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation, a nonpartisan network made up of 52 affiliate organizations in 25 states.