By Lesli A. Maxwell on September 24, 2012 9:00 AM
Late Friday, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that will bring attention to those English-language learners who get stalled for years in public schools without ever becoming fluent.
Brown's approval makes California the first in the nation to put a statewide policy focus on long-term ELLs—a group of students with persistently low achievement and at high risk of dropping out of school.
By Lesli A. Maxwell on June 5, 2012 9:41 AM
The population of children who do not come from homes where English is spoken is on the rise, and, to ensure their success in school, publicly-funded early childhood programs need to build their capacity and expertise to meet the needs of young English-language learners.
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