June 2015: Working Group Releases Comments on the Senate HELP Committee Draft Bill for ESEA Reauthorization

Thursday, July 2, 2015

The Working Group on ELL Policy has released comments on the recent HELP Committee draft of SB 1177 (Every Child Achieves Act of 2015), which is intended to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).  There may be Senate floor action when the Senate returns from the July 4 break.  The comments outline strengths and concerns about provisions in the draft bill to ensure that future legislation leads to greater equity and outcomes for the nation’s ELLs, while also fostering support for current and future educators to effectively serve this student population.