Welcome! There are approximately 42,542 students in Pennsylvania who are Limited English Proficiency (LEP), speaking in 175 different languages. Educating these students is a challenge to and a responsibility of our public/charter schools. Many schools in Pennsylvania are experiencing a substantial increase in the enrollment of students who cannot speak, read or write English well enough to participate meaningfully in educational programs. Without basic instruction in English, and appropriate support services, these students are at risk of losing the educational opportunities provided to students generally.