Sixteen Nashua, N.H., teachers are learning best practices for working with English-language learners during a summer training program. Educators say the growth in the district's ELL population -- four times the number since 1995 -- has created the need for such training. "It's not like you have to do things completely different, but have to be aware of some of their needs," said the district's ELL director. "You need teachers to make the material hands-on with lots of visuals and getting kids engaged."

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