As part of ED's Raise the Bar efforts to create pathways for global engagement, the Department is working to provide every student with a pathway to multilingualism while ensuring equitable access to a high-quality education for students who are English Learners (ELs), who historically have been underserved. In this letter, the U.S. Secretary of Education shares a number of resources from the Department on how to support students who are ELs. Schools have ongoing legal obligations to: make sure students who are ELs can meaningfully participate in education programs and services; provide meaningful communication for parents and guardians who have limited English proficiency (LEP); and ensure that school enrollment practices do not discourage or exclude students based on their or their parents’ or guardians’ actual or perceived citizenship or immigration status, among other requirements.
English learner classroom instruction
English Learner Success