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.
The Department regularly shares data with districts on ELs' access to effective educators (e.g., annually updating and sharing the Student Learning Experience report).
The Department develops and implements policies intended to assist educator preparation programs in training educators that are effective, well prepared, and culturally responsive to needs of ELs and monitors licensure requirements.
The Department convenes forums of district leaders to share best practices related to culturally responsive instruction.
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Last Updated: June 2, 2020
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
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