By now, you may know that Delaware is one in four states that does not provide additional state resources to English learners—students who come from non-English speaking homes and backgrounds.
You may also know that less than three out of four (72 percent) of Delaware English learners graduate high school compared to 85 percent of all Delaware students. As the number of English learners in the state continues to grow, we need to better understand this population of students so we—as schools, as parents, as advocates, as policymakers, as a community—can effectively and equitably meet their needs.
Click here to read Fact Sheet #3, “Grade Book: How Is Delaware’s Education System Serving English Learners” in English
- Click here to read the press release announcing the launch of the fact sheet series.
- Click here to read “English-learning students need our help,” a Delaware Voices opinion by Javier Torrijos, Christine Cannon, Oribel McFann-Mora and Paul Herdman.
- Click here to read “Delaware’s school funding system leaves English learners behind,” a Delaware Voices opinion by Norma I.
- Click here to watch “Number of English learners students on the rise in Delaware,” an article by WBOC 16.
- Click here to read the 2018 Latino Summit Education Breakout Session meeting materials
- Click here to read the 2018 Latino Summit Education Breakout Session summary
This fact sheet series is being developed through a partnership of the following organizations
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