Education

Boost Job Security; Get Certified to Teach ELLs

By Mary Ann Zehr — March 11, 2009 1 min read

A few blog entries ago, I noted that teachers with certification to teach ELLs had more job security than those without it during layoffs at one California school district. A blog reader sent me a news article reporting that the school board of Community Unit School District 300 in Carpentersville, Ill., recently voted to lay off 46 teachers, including all its 32 general education first-year teachers.

The March 11 article in the Northwest Herald notes that the layoffs didn’t include special education or bilingual teachers.

Update: But in Moreno Valley Unified School District in California the school board approved the district’s recommendation for layoffs that included nine English-language-learner specialists.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Learning the Language blog.