November 12, 2020
State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces New Publication: Improving Education for Multilingual and English Learner Students
SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced today the release of the new California Department of Education (CDE) publication, Improving Education for Multilingual and English Learner Students: Research to Practice. The publication is designed to support local educational agencies (LEAs) to implement the English Learner Roadmap Policy in schools and improve instruction for both English learners and other students learning multiple languages.
“This publication will serve as a valuable resource for teachers, administrators, and other educators who serve California’s 2.5 million multilingual and English learner students,” said Thurmond. “It highlights research-based practices implemented by districts and schools, grounded in the English Learner Roadmap principles. This book is a needed resource for continuing to improve the education of the diverse student population we serve.”
The publication is in response to requests from educators for successful evidence-based practices that lead to enhanced learning environments, implementation of the English Learner Roadmap Policy and its principles, and the continuous improvement of systems and conditions to support prekindergarten through grade twelve English learner students and students learning other languages.
The CDE Multilingual Support Division led the development of this publication with assistance from well-known and respected experts within their fields. The publication demonstrates how LEAs have implemented research-based practices that positively impact multilingual and English learner students as it relates to social emotional learning, early learning and care, integrated and designated English language development, multilingual education, systems improvement, teacher development, and parent engagement.The publication is available for free download on the CDE Improving Education for Multilingual and English Learner Students: Research to Practice web page. Printed copies of the publication are available for purchase on the CDE Press Online Ordering web page.
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Tony Thurmond —
State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Communications Division, Room 5602, 916-319-0818, Fax 916-319-0100