English Language Learner Students

On January 7, 2015, the Departments of Education and Justice issued a Dear Colleague Letter  which outlined legal obligations to English Learners under civil rights laws.  Read the  opens in a new windowDear Colleague Letter hereopens PDF file .

The English Learner Tool Kit helps state and local education agencies help English Learners (ELs) by fulfilling these obligations.   opens in a new windowChapter 6 of the Tool Kitopens PDF file  addresses English Language Learners with Disabilities.  See the full  opens in a new windowEnglish Learner Tool Kit here.

For further questions, please contact the Special Education ConsultLine at 1-800-879-2301. ConsultLine specialists provide service to non-English speaking callers through the assistance of a confidential, third party interpreter.