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REL Southwest Event: Early Warning and Risk Prevention for English Learners
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September 7, 2016

Time: 2:30–4:00 p.m. Central Time

Location: Virtual

Description: Early warning systems (EWS) enable districts to identify and support students at risk of falling behind academically or dropping out. Learn from the research and the field as we examine how early warning systems can be refined to target at-risk English learners (ELs). Researchers will share the experiences of eight districts with large EL populations and established early warning systems. In addition, staff from one of the districts, Fresno Unified School District, will describe their EWS, which includes EL-specific risk indicators and interventions


Research Alliance: English Learners Research Alliance

Audience: The primary audience for the webinar is school and district staff who are interested in learning more about designing and implementing an EWS with unique considerations for English learners (ELs). These staff would likely be members of their school or district’s EWS team. A typical EWS team is comprised of a school team leader, a district-level leader, a program coordinator, a school counselor, IT or research staff, and representatives from different stakeholder groups, such as content-area teachers, special education and EL teachers, equity coordinators, and members of parent/student organizations.

Speakers: Presenters

  • Susan Therriault, Ed.D., Principal Researcher, American Institutes for Research (AIR)
  • Alexandra Anastos, Research Associate, REL Southwest
  • Jorge Aguilar, J.D., Associate Superintendent for Equity & Access, Fresno Unified School District, CA
  • Ambra Dorsey, J.D., Executive Director, Prevention & Intervention, Fresno Unified School District, CA
  • Maria Maldonado, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent for English Learner Services, Fresno Unified School District, CA


  • Jackie Burniske, Dissemination Director, REL Southwest
Jackie Burniske
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