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Study: Chicago ELs show strong progress

December 4, 2019

Chicago’s recipe for EL success includes providing an early intervention platform that features professional development, tutoring and its new Curriculum Equity Initiative, which focuses on ensuring that teachers have standards-aligned materials that are “free from bias; fair across race, religion, ethnicity and gender, and culturally relevant.”

The district also strengthened bilingual education by increasing funding to expand its dual-language program, increasing the number of bilingual/ESL-endorsed teachers by 1,000 since 2015, and strengthening its bilingual teacher pipeline through its teacher residency program.

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