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The Working Group on ELL Policy Members

Diane August
Center for Applied Linguistics (co-convener)

Steve Barnett
National Institute for Early Education Research

Donna Christian
Center for Applied Linguistics

Michael Fix
Migration Policy Institute

Ellen Frede
National Institute for Early Education Research

David Francis
University of Houston

Patricia Gándara
University of California, Los Angeles

Eugene Garcia
Arizona State University

Claude Goldenberg
Stanford University

Kris Gutiérrez
University of California, Los Angeles

Kenji Hakuta
Stanford University (co-convener)

Janette Klingner
University of Colorado

Robert Linquanti
WestEd

Jennifer O’Day
American Institutes for Research (co-convener)

Charlene Rivera
George Washington University Center for Equity and Excellence in Education (co-convener)

Support for the work of the Working Group is provided in part by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York (Kenji Hakuta, PI).

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English Language Learners

The Working Group on ELL Policy is a group of researchers with extensive experience in the education of English language learners (ELLs) and a substantial understanding of the research on effective strategies for this population.

The Working Group’s mission is to bring a research perspective to developing recommendations, sharing information, and fostering dialogue among educators, policy makers, and other stakeholders about current policy issues affecting ELLs.

Recommendations to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides an extraordinary opportunity to improve educational outcomes for English language learners (ELLs), a rapidly growing yet underserved population.

The Working Group has prepared a set of recommendations designed to guide discussion and decision-making on how to use stimulus funds to better serve these learners in schools across the United States.

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Recommendations to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

The Working Group has prepared a set of recommendations for the federal Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The Working Group’s recommendations cover five core areas of ESEA policy and focus on improving education outcomes for ELLs.

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Visit the Working Group on ELL Policy Web site.