English Learner Education

Blueprint for English Learner Success

Pillar 2: Access to Educators

From the Vision: English learners are taught by effective, well-prepared, and culturally responsive educators who hold them to high standards and have the materials and professional learning they need to advance students' academic and linguistic development simultaneously.

Building Block 1: Effective, well-prepared, and culturally responsive educators

Level: School

  • School administrators ensure that ELs have equitable access to effective educators (e.g., using DESE's Student Learning Experience report).

  • School administrators conduct recruitment efforts focused on hiring and retaining educators who are well prepared (e.g., by education, training, and experience) to teach culturally and linguistically diverse students.

  • School administrators ensure that all educators have access to curricular materials, professional learning opportunities and other resources that support them in delivering culturally responsive instruction.

Last Updated: June 2, 2020

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