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 2: Effective family engagement

Level: State

  • The Department provides resources for districts and families in multiple languages with the goal of effectively engaging families of ELs to make informed decisions about their children's education and contribute to the success of their schools.

  • The Department identifies resources and strategies districts can use to include and honor students' cultures in the curriculum and learning environment.

  • The Department provides guidance, training, and oversight to districts in order to build their capacity to work with families of ELs to support their children's learning (e.g., guidance on the establishment of an English Learner Parent Advisory Council, best practices including research-based family engagement and dual capacity buildings).

Last Updated: June 2, 2020

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Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906

Voice: (781) 338-3000
TTY: (800) 439-2370


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