Using Districtwide EL Plans to Understand EL Support at the State Level
While English Learner plans are a federal requirement, Louisiana collected our first plans, the Lau Plan, in 2021-2022 to gather data of how ELs are being supported in the state and how we can provide targeted assistance to our school systems to move them to and beyond compliance. Come learn from our period of trial and error as we undergo the data collection process paired with statewide support to gain an accurate picture of EL programming in a state that is composed of traditional public schools and charter schools.
Alice Garcia has over 20 years of combined classroom and administrative experience working with English Learners and those who educate them. She has been at the state level for over 5 years creating guidance and support to address the state's greatest needs while meeting federal requirements.