What is an emerging bilingual and why does this new label matter?
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Schools and districts commonly use the terms “EL” or “ELL” when describing English (language) learners in the United States. While this terminology is widely accepted and understood, it fails to highlight one of the most important aspects of students learning English in schools: They are becoming bilingual. In fact, some...

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3 Ways to Address Literacy Needs Throughout a Student’s Journey Towards Graduation
Thursday, July 18, 2019
3 Ways to Address Literacy Needs Throughout a Student’s Journey Towards Graduation

While the effects of reading struggles are often far-reaching, there is an upside: Efforts to increase reading success have the potential to positively influence a student’s long-term trajectory. With this in mind, schools looking to have a broad impact on student outcomes can implement systematic and sustainable long-term practices, such...

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Examining the Link Between Poor Literacy Skills and Dropout
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Examining the Link Between Poor Literacy Skills and Dropout

More than 1 million students drop out of high school every year in the United States (Alliance for Excellent Education, 2010), which equates to almost 7,000 students leaving school each day of a typical school year. These numbers are alarming to say the least, especially considering the positive impact of...

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