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The Common Core State Standards spell out the sophisticated language competencies that students will

The Common Core State Standards spell out the sophisticated language competencies that students will need to perform in academic and technical subject areas. English language learners (ELLs) face a double challenge–they must learn grade-level content while simultaneously building their language proficiency. This policy brief discusses these challenges, highlights initiatives and strategies to advance ELLs’ language and content learning, and outlines how policy and practice must change to help ELLs graduate ready for college and a career.