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"The Language of the Classroom: Dual Language Learners in Head Start, Public Pre-K, and Private Preschool Programs"

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With the nation's school-age population becoming more linguistically and culturally diverse, early-childhood educators should do more to embrace the differences that the nation's youngest English-learners bring to the classroom, a new report from the Migration Policy Institute concludes.

The report recommends that districts: cultivate strategies to help teachers support English and home-language development; collect detailed information regarding families' linguistic and cultural backgrounds; and create policies that explicitly support the inclusion of home languages.

Vol. 37, Issue 26, Page 5

Published in Print: April 11, 2018, as English-Language Learners
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