Underserved Students. Studies find that students from low socio-economic backgrounds, English language learners, and students with special needs—often underserved in public schools—show the greatest relative improvement in academic achievement when participating in the arts. Research also finds that English language learners are significantly more likely to pursue a college degree if they attend an arts-rich high school (Catterall, 2009). (ArtsEdSearch Research Overview)

English Language Development Wiki

This wiki is intended to be a resource for educators of English language learners (ELLs), administrators, program coordinators and others who may have an interest in the education of ELLs. It contains links to policy, program and procedural guidance to help ensure that LEAs stay informed of federal law and state policy regarding the education of English language learners. The wiki also includes standards, instructional tools, professional development, and other resources related to implementing the English Language Development Standards.