What Can Be Done:
English Language Learners
Hold schools and districts accountable for meeting improvement targets in English language acquisition. Raise the level of improvement required over time.
Increase monitoring to ensure that students are receiving all required time and services in English and native language instruction. Report results (expected this fall). The Regents will determine consequences for noncompliance.
Improve the quality of bilingual and English as a Second Language teachers through new incentives and expanding professional development.
Increase outreach with the New York City Department of Education to provide better information to parents on English as a second language and bilingual programs that can improve their own levels of reading, writing, and speaking English.