Published Online: January 6, 2009

QC '09 Live Events

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In conjunction with the release of Quality Counts 2009, the EPE Research Center and Education Week will be hosting a series of online chats and a webinar in which QC '09 Project Director Amy Hightower, EPE Research Center Director Christopher B. Swanson, the report's senior writers, and leading experts in the ELL field will engage in lively, in-depth dialogues about this year's report and critical issues facing ELL education.

Schedule:

• CHAT: Quality Counts 2009: Portrait of a Population, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2 p.m. EST

• WEBINAR: Presentation and Discussion on the Major Findings From QC '09, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2 p.m. EST

• CHAT: The Future of ELL Education, Thurs., Jan. 15, 3 p.m. EST


Chat 1: Quality Counts 2009: Portrait of a Population
1/8/2009

Please join Education Week editor Mark W. Bomster as he moderates a discussion about recent findings in Editorial Projects in Education's latest annual report, Quality Counts 2009: Portrait of a Population.

The report provides a comprehensive, data-driven profile of the growth of English-language learners (ELLs) in U.S. schools. These data, combined with new information on state policies and academic achievement, underscore the urgent challenges posed by this critical population and the diverse and often insufficient responses by federal and state policymakers.

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About the Guests
Christopher B. Swanson is the director of the Editorial Projects in Education Research Center.
Mary Ann Zehr is an assistant editor and blogger for Education Week. She has written about the schooling of English-language learners for more than eight years.


Webinar: Presentation and Discussion on the Major Findings From QC '09
1/13/2009 – 2 p.m. EST

Please join Editorial Projects in Education Research Center Director Christopher B. Swanson, Education Week Assistant Editor Mary Ann Zehr, and Quality Counts Project Director Amy M. Hightower for an interactive discussion and presentation of this year's report.

Quality Counts 2009 provides a comprehensive, data-driven profile of the growth of English-language learner (ELL) populations in U.S. schools. These data, combined with in-depth reports on state policies and academic achievement, underscore the urgent challenges posed by these students, and the diverse and often insufficient responses by federal and state policymakers.

Register for Webinar Now

An archive of the webinar will be available the day after it concludes.


Chat 2: The Future of ELL Education
1/15/2009 – 3 p.m. EST

Please join QC '09 senior writer Mary Ann Zehr as she moderates a lively discussion examining the present and future state of ELL education in the United States.

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Guests:
Ellen Forte, president, edCount, LLC.
Maria Santos, executive director, Office of English Language Learners for New York City public schools.
Ana Sol Gutierrez, member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing Montgomery County, Dist 18.

Vol. 28, Issue 17

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