English Language Learning
The Division provides leadership, advocacy and support to districts, policymakers and citizens by promoting equitable access to language support services for students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds who have been identified as English Language Learners. These services will assist them to become lifelong learners, able to contribute to and function in a multicultural and globally competitive world.
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Parents, guardians, or other interested parties acting on behalf of bilingual students may file a complaint with the Illinois State Board of Education when they feel that some aspect of state law (105 ILCS 5/14C1-13) or federal law (No Child Left Behind Act of 2001-Public Law 107-110) has been breached. Complaints may include but are not limited to such areas as enrollment, placement, program services, assessment or extracurricular participation in school activities.