Guidance for Families of Children Learning English – How to Make Sure Your Child has the Resources They Need in the Classroom

This toolkit from the Improving Instruction Project has resources for families of children who are learning English. The guides for families on their website include:

  1. Building Successful Communication Between Parents/Guardians and Teachers
  2. Working with Language Interpreters – You have the right to ask the school for a language interpreter to help you talk to your child’s teacher.
  3. Accessibility Features and Accommodations – For example, a child may need extra time to complete a homework assignment or read a test in English. Some students may benefit from having a dictionary to look up English words.

Print and audio versions of these briefs will soon be available in Spanish, Mandarin, Vietnamese, and Arabic.

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Ohio Parents and Caregivers -- Click Here to Apply to be on our Advisory Council in 2021 -- Applications Due November 26, 2020

We are now recruiting Ohio parents and caregivers of Ohio children from birth to grade 12 to be members of our advisory council beginning in January 2021!

Click here to download the English version of the application and share with families in your community.

Click here to download the Spanish version of the application and share with families in your community.

Applications are due by November 26, 2020, and can be emailed as an attachment to

To read more about the work of the council, visit our state advisory council web page.

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