To develop the knowledge and skills of pre-service and in-service secondary teachers and other school professionals working with English Learners (ELs).
To develop mentoring capacities among secondary teachers in their efforts to transform instructional practices for ELs.
To establish a Regional Clearinghouse for EL Schooling.
To support the secondary school leadership in its efforts to transform educational practices for ELs throughout the district
To improve the teacher preparation program in collaboration with colleges across the university (Math, Science, History, English and others) to reflect an aligned system of State English language proficiency standards (ELPS), content standards, and assessments in supporting the achievement of ELs in our schools and to better prepare our pre-service teachers, and ultimately close the achievement gap between ELs and other students