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English Language Learners and High School Reform Conference Proceedings.

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In 1995, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) launched the High-Poverty Schools Initiative. It focuses on building the capacity of state education agency officials and their local partners to implement various federal education programs aimed at improving outcomes for students in high-poverty schools. The overall initiative goal is to strengthen state leadership by ensuring that students in high-poverty schools gain the knowledge and skills necessary for sustained success through the effective implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act and other federal and state programs. State education agencies are responsible for helping build local capacity to implement the requirements of these laws. To meet these requirements, state agency officials need to be equipped with essential knowledge and skills to work with high-poverty districts and schools. The High Poverty Schools Initiative has several program activities that are sustained through national meetings, issues specific networks, brokering technical assistance, and publications, all of which are designed to assist state and local educators working on a range of school reform efforts. This report documents the work of the Immigrant Students and Secondary School Reform Project housed within the Council of Chief State School Officers? High-Poverty Schools Initiative. In addition, the report identifies outcomes of the first national meeting, Integrating English Language Learners in High School Reform, and provides recommendations for action by state education agencies to enhance school and district efforts in implementing school improvement.

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Author:Runfola, Tracy; Carolino, Barbara; Lara, Julia; Pande, Gitanjali; Spaulding, Shelley
Publication:ERIC: Reports
Article Type:Abstract
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jan 1, 2004
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