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
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
(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
SOURCE Los Angeles Unified School District