Education Week‘s new book, The Obama Education Plan: An Education Week Guide, which should be available in bookstores in about two weeks, has an excerpt from the newspaper featuring English-language learners. It’s an article I wrote in Dec. 5, 2007, “Instructional Model May Yield Gains for English-Learners,” about Brooklyn International High School’s success with helping immigrants who arrive in U.S. schools as teenagers to graduate. The book matches aspects of President Barack Obama’s agenda for education with Education Week articles that provide insight into how that agenda might be carried out. For example, my article is matched with his pledge to support ELLs.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Learning the Language blog.