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ELL-Friendly Charter Schools in Philadelphia

By Mary Ann Zehr — April 21, 2009 1 min read
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Four of Philadelphia’s 63 charter schools were established particularly to serve English-language learners, according to a blog post over at The Notebook, “an independent voice for parents, educators, students and friends of Philadelphia Public Schools.”

What’s one way that a charter school (or any school, for that matter) can be friendly to families with ELLs? Invest in simultaneous translation equipment so parents can figure out what’s going on at school events and meetings.

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