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Updated: May 12

In this first of several webinars on Teaching for Success presented by the Center for the Success of English Learners (CSEL), Drs. Michael Kieffer and David Francis presented on work of the Policy Strand of the center that was recently shared at the IES Principal Investigators meeting.

Dr. Francis opened the session with a discussion on diversity in education settings, focusing on diversity among ELs and the interplay between language proficiency and content area achievement. Dr. Kieffer followed with a presentation on content area course taking among ELs in NYC and Houston high schools, examining how ELs are sorted within and between schools and the wide variation that is observed in the extent to which ELs have opportunities to learn with their non-EL peers.

Drs. Francis and Kieffer discussed differences between NYC and Houston, as well as implications for our ongoing policy analysis to set the stage for future webinars focused on instruction.


On January 25-27, 2022, NCER and NCSER hosted our first Principal Investigators (PI) Meeting since the COVID-19 pandemic changed the world as we know it. Even though we were hopeful and eager to connect with our grantees in person, given the continuing uncertainties due to COVID-19, we opted for our very first fully virtual PI meeting, and we are pleased to say it was a success on many fronts!


Watch the FULL virtual meeting below:


Updated: May 12

The pandemic has shed new light on the role of technologies and how connectivity, affordability, and technology access intersect.

Looking forward, this webinar from the Center for Applied Linguistics explores how digital multi-literacies has been reframed over the last couple of years and its implications for national, state, and local policies.

Special guest, Maria Cieslak, and moderator, Dr. Ester de Jong, frame this policy discussion around equity in practice, centering the focus of policymakers, researchers, and practitioners on multilingual learners through an assets-based equity-based lens.