Navigating CR Part 154 in New York


There’s a buzz in New York right now, and it’s not about the latest Broadway hit or a Yankees winning streak. Educators all over the state are talking about amendments to CR Part 154, the regulations that govern how English as a New Language (ENL) programs operate and report on student progress. Significant changes made to the regulations have had a massive impact on ENL programs across the state.

Topics: Policy

Crossing the Finish Line: An Inspiring Story from Houston ISD



For most educators in America, this is the home stretch of the school year. It’s the time to assess, report, celebrate, and soon enough (let’s hope!) get some rest.

Teachers, administrators, specialists, and staff: if you’re tired, you ought to be. Infusing joy in learning while serving as a springboard so students can rebound from setbacks, and setting stepping stones a single beat ahead of each child’s learning journey is, quite frankly, exhausting.

Topics: District Spotlights

Efficiencies Enable California Districts to Innovate


Educators and administrators from nine California school districts, spanning 345 miles across the state, recently came together to discuss
the changing policy landscape and the systems they have in place to help English Learners (ELs) succeed in school and beyond.

Topics: Leadership, District Spotlights

The Mid-Year LPAC: Setting ELLs Up for Success in Texas


If you follow our blog, then you’ve probably read a thing or two about the
Language Proficiency Assessment Committee, or LPAC, in Texas. All decisions about English Language Learners (ELLs) - from program placement and designated supports setting, to exit decisions and post-exit monitoring - are required to be made by the LPAC.

Topics: Leadership

Lessons Learned: How to Clarify Input for English Learners


They had been filling out their worksheets for 30 minutes, but I knew I wasn’t getting through to them. I could see their eyes glazing over, their heads starting to nod, and some of them even playing with their pencils.

Topics: Technology, Standards & Instruction, Teacher Tips

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