What’s new in the government and how can you learn about it? By reading Bill in Congress Aims to Help ELL Teacher Shortage at https://www.languagemagazine.com/2018/02/07/bill-congress-aims-aid-ells/
Find at https://www.languagemagazine.com/2018/01/31/updated-federal-data-english-learners/ about (excerpt):
The Data Story Includes:
- A state by state chart of the most common non-English languages spoken by ELs, highlighting the more than 400 different languages spoken across the country.
- A district level map that shows current EL populations, as well as changes in the EL populations over time.
- Graphics highlighting how likely ELs are to attend schools and districts with high concentrations of other ELs
Excerpt of the article:
A group of Democrats in Congress has introduced a bill designed to remedy the national shortage of teachers who work with English-language learners.
The Reaching English Learners Act would create a grant program under Title II of the Higher Education Act, the part of the law that governs teacher preparation, to pave the way for colleges and school districts to develop curricula for aspiring ELL teachers.
Read the entire piece at http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/learning-the-language/2018/01/solve_ell_teacher_shortage.html
A much-needed approach to closing the achievement gap. Read more at https://langevin.house.gov/press-release/house-members-introduce-bill-combat-english-learner-achievement-gap
What is going on in different states an what does it mean for your school? Free downloadable report at https://fs24.formsite.com/edweek/images/Spotlight-ELLs-2017-Sponsored.pdf