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The English Language Learner KnowledgeBase for Parents

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 Parents is an online resource parent advocates can use to help parents understand the ELL student program available at their child's school. It offers resources related to parent rights under federal education laws and how parents can be involved in their child's education.

Task 1: Learn about parents' rights

guideline: the office for civil rights (ocr) enforces several federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination in programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance from the department of education (ed). under title vi of the 1964 civil rights act, districts are required to take steps to help english language learner (ell) students overcome language barriers and to ensure they can participate meaningfully in educational programs. district administrators are responsible for ensuring parents of ell students are aware of their rights under the civil rights act and ocr guidelines. parents of ell students should direct questions about these rights to either their children's teachers or the school principal.




Parent Notification and Involvement Information

This document summarizes the parent notification requirements under Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as modified by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).




Equal Educational Opportunity to Limited-English Proficient Students OCR Pamphlet

This pamphlet, prepared by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, provides a summary of the legal basis for providing equal educational opportunity to students with limited English proficiency. It is a useful tool for explaining the legal requirements to parents, board of education members, district and building level staff, and community leaders. The pamphlet is available in English and Spanish versions.

Alternate Formats: Spanish Downloadable PDFs: English and Spanish

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