Partnerships with the Council of Great City Schools and New York City Dept of Ed.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Understanding Language is pleased to announce partnerships with the Council of Great City Schools (CGCS) and New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) to develop principles of high-quality instruction for English language learners around the new Standards.

These two organizations will offer valuable support by helping to create, vet, and pilot instructional resources in their respective school networks. Gabriela Uro, Manager for ELL Policy and Research at CGCS, serves on the Understanding Language Steering Committee and plays a lead role in our engagement with school districts.  Angelica Infante, Executive Director of the Office of ELLs in NYCDOE, is also a lead member of our District Engagement team.

CGCS represents 67 urban public school districts in the United States.  It suports their efforts to educate diverse students to the highest academic standards and prepare them to contribute to our democracy and the global community.  NYCDOE is the nation's largest school system, responsible for the education of over one million students.