Administrators

High School Choices and Contexts of Newcomer Students in HISD

Published Year
2024
Resource Type
Brief
Target Audience(s)
Educators of English Learners
Administrators

This brief explores the characteristics of the high schools that newcomer students choose to attend in the Houston Independent School District (HISD).

Who Goes to Newcomer Schools? Las Americas Middle School

Published Year
2024
Resource Type
Brief
Target Audience(s)
Educators of English Learners
Administrators

Newcomer programs aim to serve newly arrived immigrant students by providing specialized instruction and nonacademic support beyond what is offered in traditional English learner classrooms. In Houston ISD, Las Americas is a standalone program that serves newcomer students in grades 4–8.

Educational Outcomes of High School Newcomer Students in HISD

Published Year
2024
Resource Type
Brief
Target Audience(s)
Educators of English Learners
Administrators

This brief examines the outcomes of high school-aged newcomer students—recently arrived immigrant English learners—in the Houston Independent School District (HISD).

English Learners Who Speak Arabic as a Home Language (April2024)

Published Year
2024
Resource Type
Fact Sheet
Target Audience(s)
Educators
Researchers
Administrators
Originating Organization
OELA

This fact sheet presents numbers and percentages of English learner students who spoke Arabic as a home language in school Year 2020–2021.

Raise the Bar: How Community-Based Schools Can Contribute to the Multilingual Landscape

May
30, 2024
Event Type
Webinar

We at OELA are excited to announce that we will be holding a webinar on "Raise the Bar: How Community-Based Schools Can Contribute to the Multilingual Landscape" on Thursday, May 30th at 2:00 pm Ea

Outreach Packet: English Learner Family Toolkit and App

Blog type
Announcement

The Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) has launched a new resource designed specifically to help educators and stakeholders better assist families of English learners (ELs).

Blog tags
Educators
Teacher Resources
English Learner Family Toolkit
english learners

Teacher collaboration to support multilingual students designated as English learners: Ecological perspectives and critical questions

Published Year
2022
Resource Type
Journal
Target Audience(s)
Educators of English Learners
Educators of Multilingual Learners
Administrators
Researchers

Collaboration between English as a Second Language (ESL) and content teachers to support multilingual students designated as English Learners is a growing but complex phenomenon in U.S. schools, and one that has continued to evolve during the pandemic and related disruptions to schooling.