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Multilingual Education and Global Achievement

The potential of our students who are learning a new language is limitless. It’s up to district and school leaders, teachers, and counselors, to provide equitable access to the opportunities and supports each student needs to succeed in school and in college and career.

The San Diego County Office of Education has the experienced specialists to support educators through the WRITE Institute and Project GLAD academic models, best practices to engage parents, state and federal accountability technical assistance, professional networks, and a variety of thoughtfully-designed professional learning opportunitiesFocus on English Learners is a research brief to support educators' practice in the classroom. This is an image of the cover.

The Multilingual Education and Global Achievement (MEGA) department also produces the quarterly research brief, Focus on English Learners, in partnership with the California English Learner Collaboration. 

The term language learner includes both students who are English learners and students in dual language or trilingual school programs. Each language learner is a unique child. Their first language could be English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Arabic, Punjabi, Russian, or 60 other languages. They could have a two-language home, or school could be the only time they hear English. They could be anywhere from age 5 to 18.

They are all uniquely poised to be bilingual leaders in our growing, global economy.


MEGA Network Meetings

Join the Multilingual Education and Global Achievement (MEGA) network meetings designed to support the needs of English learners, immigrants/refugees, dual language learners, world language learners, and newcomer students in your districts and schools. The MEGA network provides current and critical information and resources, CA Department of Education updates, and high-need topics related to language learners.

The network meetings are from 8 a.m. to noon. Light refreshments will be provided.

2019-2020 Meeting Dates:

  • Nov. 21, 2019
  • March 5, 2020
  • May 6, 2020

Online Registration 


Upcoming Events

Latinx Education Summit

The Latinx Education Summit examines the current trends in Latino educational achievement in San Diego County. Among the focus of this meeting are a review of a countywide achievement profile and an examination of how parents, TK-12 teachers, higher education advocates and students can work to reduce the achievement gap and enhance educational opportunity for Latinx youth. At the Summit, organizers seek to raise community leadership and social consciousness in working to provide equity in education.

Intended audience:

  • Student leaders
  • Education leaders
  • Teachers
  • Higher education professors
  • Parent leaders
  • Business and community members

Date:          February 22, 2020
Time:          8 a.m. to noon
Cost:          $15 per person
Location:   San Diego County Office of Education
                   6401 Linda Vista Road, San Diego, CA 92111

Cumbre de Educación Latinx - información en español