States Leading: Supporting English Learners

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Did you know most English learners (ELs) in public schools across the country are native-born U.S. citizens? Or that it takes an average of four to seven years for ELs to become proficient in English?

It is crucial that these students receive adequate support, so this week’s newsletter takes a look at how states are identifying, monitoring, and supporting ELs, dual language learners, and recently arrived immigrant English learners in order to accelerate learning outcomes for these students so they can participate in mainstream classrooms meaningfully at school.

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