The Administrator’s Guide to Federal Programs for English Learners

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edCount CEO & Chief Scientist Dr. Ellen Forte authored this comprehensive manual about serving English learners, first published in 2010 and released in its second edition by LRP Publications in 2017.

The Administrator’s Guide to Federal Programs for English Learners, 2nd Edition, explains federal statutes affecting English learners, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Educational Opportunities Act of 1974, and programs within the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA). The book discusses the overlap and interplay of statutes, policies, and funding across different pieces of legislation, as well as best practices and protocols in a number of areas (such as professional development and curriculum design) to ensure fair, effective services for English learners.

The Administrator’s Guide also includes over 200 pages of appendices, including all federal laws and regulations for ESSA, final notices of interpretations for both programs, memoranda from the Office of Civil Rights, and monitoring indicators used by the U.S. Department of Education’s Student Achievement and School Accountability (SASA) program.

It is available for purchase on the LRP Publications website.