A new policy brief zeroes in on concrete steps California can take to improve the academic outcomes for its large English-language learner population.
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June 27, 2012
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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
New report describes how seven states' teaching standards address needs of ELLs.
September 13, 2011
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
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
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
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
An elementary school in Sterling, Va., has implemented strategies for teaching English-language learners schoolwide and found them to be beneficial for all students
October 13, 2010
The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing has decided to create a new teaching credential to prepare teachers to provide English-language-development instruction at the secondary level.
October 05, 2010
Researchers Diane August and Timothy Shanahan will be guests for a free Webinar on effective instruction for English-language learners on Oct. 27, hosted by WestEd.