Range of English language learners presents challenges for some

04/1/2013 | District Administration magazine

Schools nationwide are seeing an increase in the number of English language learners, and while most are prepared to meet the needs of native Spanish speakers -- traditionally the largest group of ELLs in schools -- they now are being charged with serving students who speak a range of languages, including Russian, Arabic and Vietnamese. To address some of the challenges associated with this shift, districts are changing standards, focusing on project-based learning and involving parents.

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