Be a Champion for English Learners!

Take Action to Improve Educational Supports for California’s 1.4 million English Learners

Did you know…

  • One of every four public school students in California are classified as English learners
  • California’s English learners represent more than 60 different languages
  • 60 percent of children, birth to age five, coming into public education live in homes where English is not the only language spoken

California students who are English learners are an asset to our state’s culture, community, and economy. The state must provide supports to English learners that will help them more meaningfully engage and succeed in school.

The first step to strengthening support for English learners was the state’s development of the California English Learner Roadmap. Organizational members of The Children’s Movement members are encouraged to sign onto a letter urging the state to fund capacity-building programs to help educators implement the Roadmap.

Additionally, everyone can help build momentum for this campaign by sharing the following social media posts:

  1. Sharing the campaign on Twitter:
    Take action to improve educational supports for California’s 1.4 million #EnglishLearners! Sign on your org or business here: #ProKidCA #ProNino
  2. Calling or emailing your legislator and telling them that it is critical to fund supports for English learners and urge them to include $12 million for Communities of Practice to support educators in implementing the English Learner Roadmap.

*Please note that the sign-on letter campaign is only open to organizations, and we cannot sign on individuals. If you are affiliated with an organization and have the authority to do so, we encourage you to sign this letter on its behalf.

When you sign-on to this letter, please upload your logo through the sign-on form, or send the file in JPG, PNG, or PDF format to [email protected]. Your logo will be added to the letter.

If you submitted your organization’s logo for a previous Children’s Movement campaign and if you sign-on to this campaign, the same logo will be added to this letter (click here to find the logo we have for your organization). If you’d like to update your logo or prefer us to not use your logo on this letter, please contact [email protected]. Logo file formats we accept are JPG, PNG, or PDF.