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English Language Learner KnowledgeBase for Administrators & Teachers

This KnowledgeBase archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.

The English Language Learner (ELL) KnowledgeBase for Administrators and Teachers is an online resource supporting both the administration, teaching and execution of programs for English learning students. It offers resources related to Office for Civil Rights (OCR) requirements and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Task 4: Identify Non-Financial Resources

Guideline: Non-financial resources often play a crucial role in accomplishing goals. Such resources include available staff time to devote to improvement efforts, time parents are able to give to school activities and/or be involved with their children's schoolwork, and capabilities that exist in the community that people are willing to share with the school. The principal's role is to nurture a school environment where people are willing to be involved and share their time.

In identifying these non-financial resources, the principal should keep in mind people will have abilities that might not be readily apparent. He or she should be observant of community members and extend his or her reach through contacts with others. As the principal identifies such resources, he or she should have a means of compiling and retaining contact information, as well as what is being asked of the others.



Checklist of Stakeholders

The checklist offers a list of people and community groups who may have an interest in the development of the alternative language program.


A How To Guide For School-Business Partnerships

Developed by the Council for Corporate and School Partnerships, "this guide is a tool to help schools and corporations learn how to create, implement, sustain, or evaluate a school-business partnership. The guide identifies a series of steps in establishing a school-business partnership."

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

As noted at its website, "LULAC is the largest and oldest Hispanic organization in the United States. LULAC advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 700 LULAC councils nationwide."

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

As noted at its website, "The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) is the leading nonprofit Latino litigation, advocacy, and educational outreach institution in the United States. MALDEF's mission is to foster sound public policies, laws and programs to safeguard the civil rights of the 45 million Latinos living in the United States and to empower the Latino community to fully participate in our society."

School-Business Partnerships

Partnerships with local businesses can be an invaluable financial and non-financial resource for schools. School-Business partnerships bring business people into schools to work with students, teachers, and administrators on projects to help improve the school and student achievement. This resource contains a series of documents and links to help schools in the formation of school-business partnerships.

Senior Corps

As noted at its website, "Senior Corps is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, an independent federal agency created to connect Americans of all ages and backgrounds with opportunities to give back to their communities and their nation."

UNIDOS US (formerly NCLR)

As noted at its website, "UNIDOS US, formerly the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), is the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States and works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans."

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