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Common Core State Standards and ELLs: Challenges Ahead

I’m off to Los Angeles for a discussion of Common Core State Standards and how the new expectations will impact English-language learners. We’re going to focus on lessons from California, with a conversation about Miami-Dade Public Schools (home to one of the nation’s larger ELL populations) as well.

I’m looking forward to reporting back after Friday’s event, which is co-sponsored by EWA, University of California-Berkeley, the Understanding Language Initiative at Stanford University, Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE), and the California Community Foundation.

In the meantime, for an excellent primer on this topic, check out Lesli Maxwell’s thoughtful reporting for Education Week. There was also discussion of the Common Core State Standards at this week’s NBC Education Nation, and you can watch the video here.

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