New Jersey's Bilingual and ESL policies are primarily found in the Bilingual Education Administration Code for New Jersey. Guidance for state-level program review can be found in the Implementing ELL Programs Document. See below for supporting guidance and implementation documents.
Program Service Policies
Enrollment and Graduation Policies
In 2015, the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education released a Dear Colleagues Letter outlining civil rights obligations for ELLs. See below for additional information related to this topic.
Updated May 2019
The Every Student Succeeds Act contains a variety of program, fiscal, and accountability requirements for local education agencies that enroll ELLs. See below for documents that provide guidance related to this federal legislation.