Illinois English Learner Handbook Now Available from Latino Policy Forum

  • Date Posted
    June 22, 2020
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With the goal of achieving increased academic outcomes and the lifelong success of English Learners, the Latino Policy Forum has published the "Illinois English Learner Handbook: A Guide For School Board Members, District Administrators, and Principals."

This Illinois English Learner Handbook, by Rebecca-Vonderlack Navarro and Karen Garibay-Mulattieri, is designed to support school leaders who are working with students across the state speaking languages other than English. The 109-page comprehensive handbook was created in collaboration with the Illinois Association of School Boards, Illinois Principals Association, and Illinois Association of School Administrators and is tailored for multiple audiences. 

The Handbook can be used by those drafting policy and appropriating resources and offers district school leaders a detailed overview of how a vision might be implemented, funded, and monitored. The document includes case study highlights from several Illinois school districts.

Based in Chicago, the Latino Policy Forum builds a foundation for equity, justice, and economic prosperity for the Latino community. The education team of the Latino Policy Forum envisions Latino children across the educational continuum have equitable educational opportunities leading to economic prosperity.