In November 2013, NCELA staff began the process of refreshing the look of the website, checking links, and increasing accessibility and readability of resources. We discovered that this requires more time than originally anticipated. Therefore, in the coming months you will see various changes to the site. For example, in the next six months, you will see that each state will have a newly designed page with state-specific information and an upgraded resource library navigation system that will allow users to find information easier and quicker. For each major change, we will send a message to those on the NCELA listserv, which is also undergoing a major revision to its format. If you have not already signed up for the NCELA listserv, we encourage you to do so at http://ncela.ed.gov/listserv/. In the meantime, please feel free to report any problems you identify by sending a message to firstname.lastname@example.org. Again, thank you for your help and patience while we refurbish the NCELA website.
NEW: NCELA Nexus
NCELA Nexus, a bimonthly email newsletter, will connect NCELA listserv members with up-to-date changes to the NCELA website, share new resources, upcoming events and other announcements, and provide links to opportunities for jobs, education, and funding related to the education of ELs and the EL community.
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Press Release-January 2, 2014
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently issued a press release to the Spanish language media as well as Latino interest media with links to the Spanish versions of OCR’s June 2013 Dear Colleague Letter, Pamphlet, and “Know Your Rights” sheet. The materials focus on “Supporting the Academic Success of Pregnant and Parenting Students Under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.” The Spanish version of the press release emphasizes that of the young people who drop out of school for reasons including pregnancy and parenting issues, 44 percent are Latino, compared to 27 percent white non-Latino students.
Press Release-November 25, 2013
Welcome to the NCELA website. Leed Management Consulting, Inc. (LMCi) and partners Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) and Synergy Enterprises, Inc. (SEI) assumed management of the site on November 22, 2013. In the coming months the NCELA staff will work with OELA, OESE, and the U.S. Department of Education to redesign the website to offer enhanced functionality, accurate and updated data, practical and useful resources for the EL community, and additional features that ensure an efficient and productive user experience.