What can schools do to close the achievement gap for ELL students?

01/19/2012 | Education Week

In her second post this week, former Los Angeles elementary-school teacher Patricia Dickenson, a member of ASCD's Emerging Leaders Program, offers suggestions for schools on closing the achievement gap for English-language learners. For starters, schools should divert funding for testing to purchasing high-quality books and other resources for ELL students, she writes. Other ideas include creating policies that promote multilingualism and language learning, and reduce disparities apparent at low-income and affluent schools.

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