Reviewing Equitable Educational Opportunities Under ESSA

Reviewing Equitable Educational Opportunities Under ESSA

April 23, 2019

In this blog post from the Latino Policy Forum, Rebecca Vonderlack-Navarro and Karen Garibay-Mulattieri take a look at “the promise of equitable educational opportunities” for English learners under ESSA, with a focus on Illinois. “The Forum advocates for accountability systems which help us to understand newcomer and English Learner achievement overtime,” they write. “With regard to English Learners, the state [of Illinois] should review the data and determine the best most student-centered options available under federal law for newcomers,” and develop a plan to track and monitor long-term achievement of these students.