Authorized under Title III of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs (NCELA) supports the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students (OELA) in its mission to respond to Title III educational needs, and implement NCLB as it applies to English learners (ELs). Since October 2013, NCELA has been operated by Leed Management Consulting, Inc., under contract from the U. S. Department of Education.NCELA collects, coordinates, and conveys a broad range of research and resources in support of an inclusive approach to high quality education for ELs. To fulfill its mission, NCELA supports high quality networking among state-level administrators of Title III programs. In addition to SEA coordinators, NCELA serves other stakeholders involved in EL education, including teachers and other practitioners, parents, university faculty, administrators, and federal policymakers.
NCELA is a virtual waterpark of policy and instructional resources for wonks and practitioners alike regarding English language learners issues. Wade in the shallow end with summaries and links to key updates or head right to the deep end on Title III US ED guidance and regulations.