In Support of DACA and Dreamers

At Ellevation we are committed to ensuring that all children can achieve their highest aspirations. We partner with school districts and support teachers in their work to provide the very best education to all students from all backgrounds. We believe that supporting young people who work hard to achieve their dreams is good for America and is the decent and right thing to do.

Little Rock Schools: From State Takeover to Student Achievement


Ellevation is proud to play a role in serving school districts as they help their English Language Learners achieve their highest aspirations. We are also delighted to showcase the gains schools are making with the help of our tools, including our Ellevation Strategies. As part of our Success Stories series, enjoy this piece about Little Rock School District in Arkansas and its journey from state takeover to student achievement. 

Just as a carpenter needs a hammer and saw to craft cabinets, educators need certain tools to teach children. The teachers who get the strongest academic outcomes use effective instructional practices, or tools, such as explicit teaching, monitoring of progress, and multiple opportunities to practice (Graves, Gersten, & Haager, 2004).

Topics: District Spotlights

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

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