• About Us

  • Vision Statement

    Our vision is to cultivate multilingualism by affirming cultural assets and celebrating diversity through effective teaching and learning as a means for every student in LAUSD to become successful and prepared for career and post-secondary education in the 21st century.
  • Historic Court Cases for
    English Learners
     
     
    LEGAL BASIS FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS
     
    Supreme Court Rulings
    Brown v. Board of Education (1954)
    Lau v. Nichols (1974)
    Castañeda v. Pickard (Texas, 1981)
     
    Federal
    Civil Rights Act, Title VI (1964)
    Equal Educational Opportunities Act (1974)
    Office for Civil Rights
     
    California
    Former State Bilingual Education Act: AB 507
    Education Code 300-340 (Proposition 227)
  • Administrator's Message
     
    Welcome to the Multilingual and Multicultural Education Department (MMED). I am the executive director of this department and as a former English learner, I am honored and proud to lead a department that is committed to improving the lives of both English learner and standard English learners. Our focus will be the implementation of the EL Master Plan with fidelity at all schools so that student achievement is realized. MMED is comprised of the following offices:
     
    1) Dual Language / Bilingual Programs Office
    2) English Learner Programs / Compliance
    3) English Learner Programs
    4) World Languages and Cultures
     
    Our team of committed and dedicated educators is ready to serve and support schools at all levels. We look forward to providing effective program options, instructional services, and monitoring tools that are based on student outcomes.
     
     
    Hilda Maldonado
    Executive Director
    Multilingual and Multicultural Education Department
    333 S. Beaudry Avenue, 25th Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90017
    (213) 241-5582