English-Language Learners News in Brief

Ed. Dept. Pledges Focus on Language-Learners

By Corey Mitchell — March 31, 2015 1 min read

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.

A version of this article appeared in the April 01, 2015 edition of Education Week as Ed. Dept. Pledges Focus On Language-Learners

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