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Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners

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Over the past 15 years, school districts across the United States have experienced explosive growth in the immigrant population. The increased enrollment has strained the resources of schools—whether they've had experience with English language learners or not. And as school districts struggle to find additional funding and resources to support this diverse group, they also have to contend with the fact that English language learners fall behind in standardized tests and many are more socioeconomically disadvantaged than their peers.

In this episode of the Whole Child Podcast, three guests well-versed in the academic, social, and policy issues surrounding English language learners (ELL) will discuss how we can best meet the needs of these students:

How are your school and community meeting the needs of English language learners? After listening to the podcast, tell us your thoughts on the Whole Child Blog.


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