Citywide Council on English Language Learners (CCELL)
What is the Citywide Council on English Language Learners (CCELL)?
The Citywide Council on English Language Learners (CCELL) was established by the New York State Education Law 2590-B,5. (a)(i)-(iii) (the law) with the power to advise and consent on any educational or instructional policy involving bilingual or English as a Second Language Programs, and to issue an annual report on the effectiveness of the City's District in providing services to English Language Learners (ELLs) and making recommendations, as appropriate on how to improve the efficiency and delivery of such services.
The CCELL advocates on behalf of all students in bilingual, dual language and English as a second language (ESL) programs. Nine of the eleven voting members of the CCELL must be parents of students receiving bilingual or English as a second language services. Two additional voting members must be appointed by the Public Advocate and must have extensive experience and knowledge in the education of English Language Learners. A high school senior who is or has been in bilingual or English as a second language program will be selected by the Chancellor’s Designee to serve as a non-voting member for one year. Members of the CCELL serve for a two year term. Current members are serving from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2017.