California, a state rich in cultural and linguistic diversity, serves 1.4 million English learners—more than any other state in the country and accounting for almost one-third of English learners in the entire U.S. Too often, these students face insufficient academic supports, ill-prepared teachers, and less rigorous coursework, causing them to struggle academically. However, a new analysis finds it does not have to be this way. The Education Trust–West identifies a number of districts across California that are breaking this pattern. The results are published in a new report released today titled, The Language of Reform: English Learners in California’s Shifting Education Landscape.

Full Report

Published: November 22, 2014

Executive Summary - English

Published: November 22, 2014

Executive Summary - Spanish

Published: November 22, 2014


Published: November 22, 2014

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