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ERIC Number: ED537481
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Investing in Our Next Generation: A Funder's Guide to Addressing the Educational Opportunities and Challenges Facing English Language Learners
Grantmakers for Education
More than one in ten preK-12 students in the U.S. are English Language Learners (ELLs), yet a sizable achievement gap exists between these more than 5.3 million ELL students and their English-proficient peers. In June 2010, Grantmakers for Education (GFE) convened funders, researchers, policymakers and practitioners to examine the role of philanthropy in supporting ELL students' success. Recognizing that no single solution or short-term effort can adequately address this diverse and growing population, funders acknowledged the need for comprehensive, long-term commitments around ELL issues. This funder's brief summarizes key themes from the gathering to deepen grantmakers' understanding of the nation's growing ELL student population, and to underscore how to make ELL success a priority across education philanthropy.
Grantmakers for Education. 720 SW Washington Street Suite 605, Portland, OR 97205. Tel: 503-595-2100; Fax: 503-595-2102; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Carnegie Corporation of New York; Annie E. Casey Foundation; W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Authoring Institution: Grantmakers for Education
Identifiers - Location: United States