About the Program
Current and former EL students make up a substantial share of California’s K–12 students—38 percent. A wealth of new policies aim to improve educational outcomes for these students, from increased funding to changes in instruction and assessment. PPIC researcher Laura Hill will provide an overview of these reforms, and a panel of state and district experts will discuss the challenges and opportunities ahead for English Learners in California.
Please register in advance. There is no charge to attend, but space is limited. Lunch will be provided. This event will also be webcast live.
11:45 a.m. Registration and lunch available
12:05 p.m. Welcome
Deborah Gonzalez, director of government affairs, PPIC
12:10 p.m. Presentation
Laura Hill, senior fellow, PPIC
12:20 p.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: Joseph Hayes, research associate, PPIC
Veronica Aguila, director, English Learner Support Division, California Department of Education
Robert Linquanti, project director and senior researcher, WestEd
Hilda Maldonado, executive director, Multilingual and Multicultural Education Department, Los Angeles Unified School District
1:00 p.m. Audience Q&A
1:30 p.m. Adjourn