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August 19, 2009

GAO: ELLs Get a 'Partial Focus' in Teacher-Prep Courses

Mainstream elementary and secondary education teachers are much more likely to get training through traditional teacher-preparation courses focused on students with disabilities than on English-language learners, a Government Accountability Office study released today says.

June 17, 2009

What Works Clearinghouse Sheds No Light on Effectiveness of SIOP

The What Works Clearinghouse finds that eight studies of the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol, or SIOP, a framework for teaching ELLs content and English at the same time, don't meet the "evidence standards" criteria of the clearinghouse.

March 30, 2009

National Board Certification for Teachers of ELLs

Over the last year, more than 130 teachers received national-board certification in a category called teaching "English as a New Language," according to a press release from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. That brings the number of teachers in this country with that credentia...

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