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Common Core State Standards: What’s Ahead for English-Language Learners, Teachers and Tests?

Earlier this fall in Los Angeles, EWA — along with the University of California-Berkeley, the Understanding Language Initiative at Stanford University, Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE), and the California Community Foundation — held a seminar on how the new Common Core State Standards will impact English-language learners. We focused on lessons from California, with a conversation about Miami-Dade Public Schools (home to one of the nation’s larger ELL populations).

You can read Latino Ed Beat blogger Katherine Leal Unmuth’s piece on Miami-Dade. Additionally, several journalists who attended the seminar are at work on stories and projects that grew out of their participation. Two have already published their first related stories: Claudia Melendez Salinas, of the Monterey County Herald, and Kathryn Baron of EdSource. I’ll share more stories as they become available.

In the meantime, you can catch up with videos from the seminar over at EdMedia Commons. For more on these issues check out EWA’s new Story Starters site, which offers the latest news, research and background on a variety of education topics, including Demographics & Diversity and Curriculum & Instruction.


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