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Research-to-Practice Bridge Event

Strategies for Success: Supporting English Learner Student Achievement

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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Webinar recording

This free webinar, cohosted by REL Midwest and REL Southwest, presents strategies that schools and districts can use to promote academic success among English learner students.

This interactive webinar, cohosted by REL Midwest and REL Southwest, will include an overview of the findings from the REL Midwest report Student and School Characteristics Associated with Academic Performance and English Language Proficiency Among English Learner Students in Grades 3–8 in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD). Presenters will discuss key findings from the report, including the finding that more positive student perceptions of school climate on some domains were associated with increased English proficiency ratings and that English learner students attending CMSD’s newcomer academy had more positive perceptions of student climate than English learner students attending other CMSD schools. Practitioner presenters from CMSD and Las Cruces Public Schools in New Mexico also will share strategies that schools and districts can use to support English learner student success.


  • Lyzz Davis, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, REL Midwest
  • José Gonzalez, Ed.S., Executive Director of Multilingual Multicultural Education Program, CMSD
  • Ge Ann Killgore, Coordinator for English Learner Programs, Las Cruces Public Schools
  • Nubia Tarazona, Executive Director of Bilingual Education, Translation, Interpretation, and Community Outreach, Las Cruces Public Schools


  • Rachel Garrett, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, REL Midwest and REL Southwest

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Who will benefit: This webinar is designed for principals, instructional coaches, teachers, district superintendents, district-level English learner student program staff, and state education staff.

Cora Goldston
Communications Specialist