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Ed. Dept. Pledges Focus on Language-Learners
The U.S. Department of Education says it is developing a strategy to elevate the national focus on English-language learners, the nation's fastest-growing student population.
The plan, which touches on topics ranging from parent engagement to teacher preparation, is a "framing guideline for how we want to think about English-learners across different levels of the organization," said Libia Gil, the head of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of English Language Acquisition.
Vol. 34, Issue 26, Page 5Published in Print: April 1, 2015, as Ed. Dept. Pledges Focus On Language-Learners