The English Learner Family Toolkit is a free, online resource with answers to questions families may have about public schools and education services in the United States. Each chapter consists of 5 sections: (1) General Information, (2) Family and Student Rights, (3) Questions to Ask School Staff, (4) Tips, and (5) Resources.
The Newcomer Tool Kit provides (1) a discussion of topics relevant to understanding, supporting, and engaging
newcomer students and their families; (2) tools, strategies, and examples of classroom and schoolwide practices in
action, along with chapter-specific professional learning activities for use in staff meetings or professional learning
communities; and (3) selected resources for further information and assistance, most of which are available online
at no cost.
NCELA works to support the mission of the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA), U.S. Department of Education, in meeting the needs of English learners (ELs) in our schools.