History & Mission


Authorized under Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended, 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 Section 3202 Title III of the ESEA as it applies to English learners (ELs). Since October 2018, NCELA has been operated by Manhattan Strategy Group, 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.


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The contents of this website, including links to external sites, do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Education, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. Unless otherwise noted, readers are free to duplicate and use these materials in keeping with accepted publication standards. NCELA requests that proper credit be given in the event of reproduction.


Accessibility Policy

NCELA is committed to providing access to our Web pages for individuals with disabilities, both members of the public and federal employees, as described in our accessibility policy and description of accommodations