FULL REPORT!--New LMRI policy report--Resource Needs for English Learners: Getting Down to Policy Recommendations

BARBARA MCCAULEY bclovejoy at msn.com
Wed Jul 9 16:36:33 UTC 2008


I had the same question.  Received this from another source.  
 
Dear Commissioner Mills:Below is a recent and relevant policy report on English Language Learners (ELLs) from Caifornia with the hyperlink to: The University of California Linguistic Minority Research Institute (UC LMRI)<http://lmri.ucsb.edu/publications/policyreports.php>It would be great if we were able to develop a similar entity in New York State with state funding, under your leadership and in partnership with the Governor and the State Legislature. I urge you to consider this idea in the spirit of innovation and at a very critical time for the education of ELL students.Best wishes.Respectfully,
Luis O. Reyes, Ph.D.
Visiting Fellow
The Bronx Institute
Lehman College, CUNY
 
Coordinator, CEEELL
Coalition for Educational Excellence for English Language Learners
 
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bcc CEEELL distribution list Resource Needs for English Learners: Getting Down to Policy Recommendations (updated version: date of publication and footnote on pg. 17 added)(PDF, 24 pgs., 959 KB) 
Patrica Gándara, Julie Maxwell-Jolly, and Russell W. Rumberger
April 2008
In 2006 the Governor and the California Legislature commissioned a set of 23 papers, collectively referred to as Getting Down to Facts, funded by a consortium of foundations with the objective of “provid[ing] common ground for understanding the current state of California school finance and governance.” The operating hypothesis was that with good information on all aspects of the educational governance and finance systems of the state, efficiencies and funding enhancements could be made that would improve the achievement of the state’s students, which ranks toward the bottom on national comparisons. The studies were designed to be more descriptive than prescriptive, but they were intended to form a basis for engaging stakeholders in deep conversations about possible policy alternatives.
This document is an extension of the original report entitled Resource Needs for California’s English Learners, authored by Patricia Gándara and Russell Rumberger, and is the result of deliberations from several informal meetings and two formal convenings of major stakeholders in the area of English Learner education. Its intent is to suggest a series of policy options, based on data examined in the initial report, that the state might want to consider to strengthen the educational offerings provided to California’s linguistic minority students.-----------------------------------------------------------
Mission Statement
The University of California Linguistic Minority Research Institute (UC LMRI) was established in 1984 in response to the California Legislature's request that the University of California's Office of the President pursue "...knowledge applicable to educational policy and practice in the area of language minority students' academic achievement and knowledge," including their access to the University of California and other institutions of higher education. The UC LMRI was first established as a research project and became a Multi-campus Research Unit (MRU) in 1992.


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From: kedillon at ucdavis.eduTo: lgpolicy-list at ccat.sas.upenn.eduSubject: Re: New LMRI policy report--Resource Needs for English Learners: Getting Down to Policy RecommendationsDate: Wed, 9 Jul 2008 08:50:29 -0700Is it possible to obtain a link to the full report? It was missing from the post. 

Thanks very much!






Kathleen E. Dillon PhD
Associate Director
National Heritage Language Resource Center

On Jul 8, 2008, at 9:00 AM, Harold Schiffman wrote:

Forwarded From: lmresearch at lmri.ucsb.eduResource Needs for English Learners: Getting Down to Policy Recommendationsby Patricia Gandara, Julie Maxwell-Jolly, and Russell RumbergerIn 2006, California's Governor and Legislature commissioned a set of24 academic research papers to examine the educational governance andfinance systems of the state. The studies, collectively referred to asGetting Down to Facts, were intended to form a basis for engagingstakeholders in deep conversations about possible education policyalternatives.This Policy Report is an extension of one of those original 24 papers,and is the result of deliberations from several informal meetings andtwo formal convenings of major stakeholders in the area of Englishlearner education. Based on data examined in the initial report, itsuggests a series of policy options the state should consider tostrengthen the educational offerings and outcomes for California'sburgeoning population of linguistic minority students.More--Full report >>More--Newsletter story >>-- **************************************N.b.: Listing on the lgpolicy-list is merely intended as a service toits membersand implies neither approval, confirmation nor agreement by the owneror sponsor ofthe list as to the veracity of a message's contents. Members whodisagree with amessage are encouraged to post a rebuttal. (H. Schiffman, Moderator)*******************************************<image.gif>
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