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April 07, 2014

ESL Teachers in Common-Core Era Need Different Prep, Paper Argues

Rethinking how ESL teachers are prepared to support ELLs under new, more rigorous standards in reading, math, and science is essential, three English-learner experts write.

June 18, 2013

Teacher Prep and ELLs: NCTQ's 'Strong' and 'Weak' Programs

Very few teacher preparation programs are adequately addressing the needs of English-language learners, a new review finds.

June 27, 2012

Advocates Call for New Policies to Improve Outcomes for ELLs in Calif.

A new policy brief zeroes in on concrete steps California can take to improve the academic outcomes for its large English-language learner population.

April 30, 2012

A Case for Training All Teachers to Meet Needs of ELLs

A new paper from the Center for American Progress recommends that all teachers need to be adequately prepared to teach English-learners.

February 28, 2012

Teaching Standards in Central States Vary for English Learners

New report describes how seven states' teaching standards address needs of ELLs.

September 13, 2011

Ed. Department Awards Grants to Improve ELL Teaching

The U.S. Department of Education awards $14.8 million in grants to colleges and universities supporting English-language learner instructors' professional development.

May 31, 2011

How Instructional Teams Support Education of ELLs

Having school-level instructional teams is one tool that has helped San Diego's Chula Vista Elementary School District succeed with English-language learners, according to a long-time administrator in the district.

December 28, 2010

Guide Tells How to Differentiate Instruction for ELLs

A guide by two professional-development consultants spells out in great detail how teachers can tailor instruction for English-language learners according to the students' levels of English proficiency.

November 11, 2010

What Does Sustained Teacher Training for ELLs Look Like?

Educators at Lanier High School in Austin, Texas, credit a professional-development program developed by WestEd as helping teachers to narrow the gap between English-language learners and other students.

October 26, 2010

Is It True That Language Lessons Are Good for All Kids?

An elementary school in Sterling, Va., has implemented strategies for teaching English-language learners schoolwide and found them to be beneficial for all students

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