Creating a More Bilingual Texas graphic(March 11, 2021) Texas public schools enroll emergent bilingual (English learner) students at twice the national rate. Yet, educational policy conversations often overlook emergent bilingual students and bilingual education. IDRA co-authored a new report released today in partnership with Every Texan.

The report, Creating a More Bilingual Texas, co-authored by Dr. Chloe Lathan Sikes, IDRA, & Chandra Kring Villanueva, Every Texan, provides an overview of policies, history and current issues for emergent bilingual students and bilingual/ESL education in Texas. It also shares recommendations to address the ongoing challenges to achieving educational equity for emergent bilingual students.

Virtual Legislative Briefing March 12, 2023 @ 10:00 am cst

Join the new Texas Early Childhood English Learner Initiative for a virtual briefing on new research regarding strategies for improving educational outcomes for early childhood English learners and recommendations to state policymakers, schools and child care providers.