July 2020

There is little time built into calendars and schedules for teachers to get the needed training and planning time to successfully support students. Professional development, curriculum, and policies should also emphasize a research-based approach that best supports English learners, such as integrated language and content. This research shows that children learn best when teachers acknowledge and build from the linguistic and cultural assets children bring to schools, and when learning is designed to support their specific needs. […]

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