LAUSD Officials, Education Experts to Brief Congress on NCLB's Impact on English Language Learners
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Officials of the Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation's second largest district, will brief members of Congress and staff on the impact of the No Child Left Behind law on English language learners and set forth recommended improvements to the law. Between five and six million English Language Learners ("ELLs") are enrolled in public schools in the United States. NCLB was designed to guarantee that schools and districts were held accountable for teaching these students English and measuring their academic progress with tests they could understand. Unfortunately, the law has provided neither the resources, nor the guidance, to ensure that ELLs are tested fairly and learning well. LAUSD Superintendent David Brewer and other experts will discuss the federal commitment necessary to fully address the needs of ELL students. WHAT: Congressional Staff Briefing: NCLB's Impact on English Language Learners (Lunch will be served.) WHO: David L. Brewer III, Superintendent, LAUSD Monica Garcia, President, LAUSD Board Yolie Flores Aguilar, Member, LAUSD Board District 5 Ludo Deschuytter, Secondary Coordinator, Language Acquisition Branch Peter Zamora, Co-Chair, Hispanic Education Coalition WHEN: Thursday, September 27, 2007 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. WHERE: 2261 Rayburn House Office Building U.S. Capitol
SOURCE Los Angeles Unified School District
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