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Discovering the biggest barriers
and solutions in America to
English Learner success.


The National R&D Center to Improve Education for Secondary English Learners builds upon decades of previous findings indicating that English Learners need:

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Quality opportunities to learn.

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Educational decisions and policies informed by longitudinal development.

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A toolbox of ecological solutions to overcome systemic barriers.


Redefining Approaches for Engaging ELs Mathematical Ideas

To help English Learners learn math deeply, plan for three distinct “moments” during a lesson.


Whether you are a classroom teacher, educator, policy maker, district superintendent, state education leader, or researcher, we strive to provide you with the resources that can assist you in improving educational outcomes for secondary English Learners.

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