• Vision for English Learner Education

    English learners in Massachusetts attend schools in which all educators share responsibility for their success, engage effectively with their families, and value and nurture their linguistic and cultural assets. English learners are taught by effective, well-prepared, and culturally responsive educators who hold them to high standards and have the resources and professional learning they need to advance students’ academic and linguistic development simultaneously. English learners have equitable access to meaningful and rigorous learning opportunities that build on their cultural and linguistic assets and the academic, linguistic, social, and emotional supports they need to excel. English learners thrive in high school and graduate with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to be successful in college and/or a career of their choice, and to contribute to civic life in a global community.

  • NPS strives to reinforce the foundational pillarsand subsequent building blocks of the Blueprint:

    Pillar 1:  School Culture; From the Vision: English learners in Massachusetts attend schools in which all educators share responsibility for their success, engage effectively with their families, and value and nurture their linguistic and cultural assets.

    • Shared responsibility for English learner (EL) success;
    • Effective family engagement;
    • Asset-based teaching and learning.

    PIllar 2:  Access to Educators; From the Vision: English learners are taught by effective, well-prepared, and culturally responsive educators who hold them to high standards and have the materials and professional learning they need to advance students’ academic and linguistic development simultaneously.

    • Effective, well-prepared, and culturally responsive educators;
    • Educators with high standards for English learners;
    • Educators with the resources they need.

    Pillar 3: Opportunity and Support; From the Vision: English learners have equitable access to meaningful and rigorous learning opportunities that build on their cultural and linguistic assets and the academic, linguistic, social, and emotional supports they need to excel.

    • Meaningful and rigorous learning opportunities that build on English learners’ assets;
    • Academic and linguistic supports;
    • Social and emotional supports.

    Pillar 4:  A Plan for Future Success; From the Vision: English learners thrive in high school and graduate with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to be successful in college and/or a career of their choice, and to contribute to civic life in a global community.

    • Thriving in high school;
    • Graduating college and/or career ready;
    • Graduating ready to contribute to civic life in a global community.