ELLs and the California Collaborative on District Reform

The California Collaborative on District Reform joins researchers, district practitioners, state policy actors, and funders in on-going evidence-based dialogue and collective problem-solving to improve outcomes for all students in California school systems. With over 1.5 million English language learners (ELLs) in California schools, Collaborative members have consistently emphasized the importance of this growing, diverse and historically underserved population for the success of local and state improvement efforts; reflecting this importance, the group has used the needs of ELLs as a lens through which to examine many of the system-improvement strategies considered since the Collaborative’s inception in 2006.

AIR Institute Fellow Jennifer O’Day chairs the Collaborative, which is also housed at and staffed by AIR.