National High School Center Hosts Webinar on Educating High School English Language Learners

Washington, D.C. - The National High School Center, a project of the American Institutes for Research (AIR), will host a Webinar Thursday, May 14, 2009 on “Effectively Educating English Language Learners at the High School Level: What Research and Practice Tell Us.”

The relatively high dropout rates and persistent achievement gaps among the growing population of English language learners (ELLs) in U.S. high schools make it imperative to share research-based approaches and promising practices that have been effective in increasing educational outcomes for all students. The Webinar will highlight the latest research and best practices for ELLs at the high school level and explore how these practices can be integrated to inform school, district, and national policies.

When: Thursday, May 14, 2009, from 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. EDT


  • Ana Diaz-Booz, Principal, School of International Business (San Diego, CA), 2009 California Distinguished High School
  • Neal Finkelstein, Senior Research Scientist, WestEd
  • Libia S. Gil, Senior Research Fellow, American Institutes for Research and Senior Advisor, National High School Center
  • Becky Powell (Moderator), Director of Outreach, National High School Center

About the National High School Center

The National High School Center, a project of the American Institutes for Research, serves as a central source of expertise on high school-related issues for the Regional Comprehensive Centers, a national network of educational technical assistance centers developed for the states by the U.S. Department of Education. The project is jointly funded by a grant from the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, and the Office of Special Education Programs at the U.S. Department of Education. For more information, visit

Event Information

May 14, 2009
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM