Fact Sheet: Ensuring English Learner Students Can Participate Meaningfully and Equally in Educational Programs

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have issued joint guidance to remind state education agencies (SEAs), public school districts, and public schools of their legal obligation to ensure that EL students can participate meaningfully and equally in educational programs. This fact sheet provides an overview of the joint guidance, but does not attempt to comprehensively address all of the issues in the guidance.