Serving English Language Learners: A Toolkit for Public Charter Schools

National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
01 Jan, 1970

Historically, ELL academic performance has lagged behind that of non-ELL students. Nonetheless, these students come with a valuable advantage that sets them apart — the ability to communicate in a foreign language and share a new culture. These skills will be increasingly valuable as our 21st century economy becomes even more global. As incubators of innovation and creativity, charter schools are uniquely positioned to provide ELL students a quality education. The charter school sector should embrace this opportunity and share best practices. Many public charter schools are already successfully addressing the educational needs of ELL students. In this toolkit, you will read about some of the practices these charter schools use.