Welcome to CEEL's Policy Briefs

These briefs are based on our research, professional learning programs and services, multi-year experience with educators throughout California, and leadership in colloquia and forums throughout the nation. Our recommendations focus on key areas of policy impacting services and support for English/Multilingual learners. Each of our Education and Policy briefs includes multiple references that allow further study.

Pedagogies of Equity

Incorporating Scaffolded Dialogic Reading Practice in Teacher Training: An Opportunity to Improve Instruction for Young Dual Language Learners in Transitional Kindergarten

by Carola Matera
Policy Brief No.4, September 2015

Professional Learning

Advancing Coherence: Aligning Educator Preparation With California's English Learner Roadmap Policy

by Magaly Lavadenz, Anaida Colón-Muñiz, and Elvira Armas
Policy Brief No.14, March 2024

Bilingual Teacher Residencies in California: Findings and Recommendations for Policy and Practice

by Elvira Armas and Magaly Lavadenz
Policy Brief No.13, January 2024

The Impact of the Bilingual Teacher Professional Development Program: Expanding Opportunities to Grow the Profession

by Linda Kaminski, Magaly Lavadenz, and Elvira Armas
Policy Brief No.12, September 2023

Leaders' Perspectives on the Preparation of Bilingual/Dual Language Teachers

by Magaly Lavadenz, Jongyeon Ee, Elvira Armas, and Grecya López
Policy Brief No.9, September 2021

Bilingual Teacher Residency Programs in California: Considerations for Development and Expansion

by Magaly Lavadenz, Elvira Armas, and Natividad Robles
Policy Brief No.7, March 2019

The Latin@ Teacher Shortage: Learning from the Past to Inform the Future

by Magaly Lavadenz and Anaida Colón-Muñiz
Policy Brief No.5, April 2017

Parents and Families

Uplifting the Perspectives and Preferences of the Families of English Learners in Los Angeles Unified School District and Charter Schools: Findings from a Representative Poll

by Jeimee Estrada-Miller, Leni Wolf, Elvira Armas, and Magaly Lavadenz
Policy Brief No.10, April 2022

Parent Involvement and the Education of English Learners and Standard English Learners: Perspectives of LAUSD Parent Leaders

by Magaly Lavadenz, Elvira G. Armas, & Irene Villanueva
Policy Brief No.1, December 2007

Student Achievement

Examining English Learners’ College Readiness and Postsecondary Enrollment in California

by Marco A. Murillo and Magaly Lavadenz
Policy Brief No.8, July 2020

Systemic Reform

Insights from Co-Designed English Learner Improvement Networks

by Linda Kaminski, Magaly Lavadenz, Elvira Armas, and Grecya López
Policy Brief No.11, November 2022

District Administrators' Perspectives on the Impact of The Local Control Funding Formula on English Learners

by Magaly Lavadenz and Gisela O'Brien
Policy Brief No.6, December 2017

The PROMISE Model: An English-Learner Focused Approach to School Reform

by Laurie Olsen
Policy Brief No.3, January 2011

Vision as an Impetus for Success: Perspectives of Site Principals

by Franca Dell'Olio & Kristen Anguiano
Policy Brief No.2, April 2009