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English Learner Education

Blueprint for English Learner Success

Pillar 1: School Culture

From the Vision: English learners in Massachusetts attend schools in which all educators share responsibility for their success, engage effectively with their families, and value and nurture their linguistic and cultural assets.

Building Block 1: Shared responsibility for english learner success

Level: District

  • The district has english language education programs that meet the varied needs of its EL population. District leaders and the school commetee ensure that each program is sufficiently resourced (e.g, all staff have proper language development training, administration, hires a sufficient number of ESL teachers).

  • The district clearly communicates that collaborative planning time for general education, bilingual education, ESL, and where appropriate, special education teachers is a district wide priority and provides district wide opportunities for shared learning.

  • District administrators regularly consult with school administrators and educators to understand what they need to fulfill their responsibilities to ELs. District leaders and school committees message a clear "no excuses" mentality for adults when it comes to the success of ELs.

Last Updated: June 2, 2020

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