Indiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages


INTESOL Policy Brief on the HB 1001 Budget Formula for the Non-English Speaking Program: Opposition to Tiering Funding Formula

Compiled by Donna Albrecht, Trish Morita-Mullaney, Haley Frischkorn & Beth Samuelson

The Indiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages’ (INTESOL) professional organization is grateful for stable funding of 22.5 million in the Non English Speaking Program Bill of HB 1001 for this biennium (2022-2024). Its provision protects the general education funds of already over-tapped local general education budgets, particularly given the demands of the pandemic.

The Indiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (INTESOL) professional organization opposes the currently proposed tiering formula in the Non-English Speaking Bill (HB 1001). We advocate for a return to the per-pupil formula where the value for each child is the same.

READ THE FULL POLICY BRIEF: INTESOL Policy Brief_Biennium2022-2024.pdf

VIEW THE IMPACT OF TIERING FORMULA DURING LAST BIENNIUM TO INDIANA DISTRICTS

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A Special Message from INTESOL

As many of you are hard at work transforming how instruction and services are delivered to Indiana students during this COVID-19 pandemic, we will be sharing resources to support your efforts to uphold equitable practices for English learners. The English Learners Success Forum offers the following guidelines, which align with IDOE State Superintendent, Jennifer McCormick's statement of e-learning requirements. More resources can be found at https://www.doe.in.gov/elearning/2020-covid-19-remote-learning

See our Resources for Home Learning page for more links and information.


INTESOL ELL Collaboratives presents: English Language Learner (ELL) Preparation for Indiana School Educators: A White Paper


Three years of hard work has finally paid off! The INTESOL ELL Collaboratives is excited to present its second white paper with the goal of drastically improving education for English Language Learners in Indiana. Thank you for the statewide effort that went into making this white paper a success, and to Trish Morita-Mullaney for leading these efforts!

 Read the White Paper!

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