Tag: ELs

Responding to COVID by Training Effective Early Childhood Educators

Like many states across the nation that serve a large number of...

Reading Foundations

Educators are often left unprepared to meet the unique needs of the...

Supporting Early Literacy in Spanish and English

Building early literacy skills is imperative for all students, especially the five...

English Learner Progress Dips during Pandemic

The latest report on how English learners (ELs) around the country coped with language development during the pandemic reveals an overall downward trend in student proficiency and growth in 2021 as compared to 2019...

Success from the Student Perspective

The many components of a successful English as a second language (ESL) program became apparent to me watching students thrive in a neighborhood public school with an ESL program teeming with diverse students—an English...

Black History in the Community

There is no doubt that K–12 English learners (ELs) who are being educated in the U.S. should receive instruction...

How to Best Support English Learners at Home

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, English learners (ELs), like many students, already faced challenges at school. How to engage and teach ELs when they’re learning from home is another new challenge educators are facing. Beginning...

City Schools Offer Guidance on English Learners

A new report from the Council of the Great City Schools suggests a wide range of actions that schools and districts can take to help English learners (ELs) make up for the educational opportunities...

From Watering Down to Challenging: Breaking Down the Wall, One Essential Shift at a...

DAN ALPERT: In Breaking Down the Wall, you underscore the problem of tracking English learners into lower-level courses in which “they experience a curriculum that remediates, rather than accelerates.” What are the most effective...

The Science of Reading

Does reading really matter that much now that we’re in the digital age? Yes! In fact, in the digital age, when we encounter so many different texts and messages every day, our critical and...
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