NCSD2015: Workshop B6

Ensuring Equity and Inclusion of English Learners

Currently, three out of every four public schools enroll English Learner (EL) students, totaling almost 5 million ELs across the United States. The U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Justice (DOJ) released joint guidance in January 2015, reminding states, school districts, and schools of their obligations under federal law to ensure that English Learner students have equal access to a high-quality education and the opportunity to achieve their full academic potential. Additionally, ED developed and released in February 2015 an online data tool that will provide educators and stakeholders with a wealth of information specific to EL students and their academic needs. Earlier this month, ED released the completed English Learner Tool Kit to support districts and schools in meeting their civil rights obligations to ELs.

Come and hear the U.S. Department of Education discuss these new tools and resources. Participants will have time to explore the tool kit and discuss ways to use the tool kit to support districts and states in meeting their civil rights obligations to EL students.


  • Carolyn SeuglingSenior Attorney, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Dept. of Education
  • Marianna VinsonDeputy Director, Office of English Language Acquisition,  U.S. Dept. of Education




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