January 22, 2012

Editorial: Reform for English Language Learners

From http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/rick_hess_straight_up/2012/01/reform_for_english_language_learners.html

Reform for English Language Learners
By Patricia Dickenson
January 19, 2012

Patricia Dickenson, a former elementary school teacher in Los Angeles, is guest posting a series on English language learners on the Education Week “Straight Up” blog.

In her first post, she addressed educational drawbacks that English language learners may encounter in schools: Justice for English Language Learners http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/rick_hess_straight_up/2012/01/justice_for_english_language_learners.html )

In her second she addresses how schools and districts can be more resourceful in closing the achievement gap: Reform for English Language Learners (http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/rick_hess_straight_up/2012/01/reform_for_english_language_learners.html )

In her third she shares her experiences as a teacher in South Central, Los Angeles and explores what teachers of English language learners can do within the classroom: Driven by Competition...Compelled by the Heart (http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/rick_hess_straight_up/2012/01/driven_by_competitioncompelled_by_the_heart.html )

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