Florida may reduce training requirements for ELL teachers

12/29/2008 | Miami Herald (free registration), The

A Florida education-department proposal to reduce the 600 hours of training required for ELL reading teachers, possibly to as few as 90 hours, is intended to help attract more people to the field, said Mary Jane Tappen, the state's deputy chancellor for curriculum, instruction and student services. But some parents and education leaders say the extra training is necessary for students' success.

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