March 24, 2013

Parental Involvement Seen as Key to ELL Achievement


Parental Involvement Seen as Key to ELL Achievement
By Lesli A. Maxwell
March 19, 2013

A new brief from the National Education Policy Center (NEPC) at the University of Colorado Boulder, synthesizes research on ways for policymakers, districts, and schools to improve educational opportunities for English-language learners.

Written by William Mathis, managing director of the NEPC, the brief argues that non-English-speaking populations are frequently denied equal educational opportunities.

These populations, particularly children from Spanish-speaking families, consistently score below children of native-English speakers on academic achievement tests, the brief notes. Research also shows the persistence of state funding inequities that affect ELLs.

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