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March Focus: Responding to and Supporting the Needs of English Learner Students

Eight tips for creating better outcomes for students who are English learners.

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Making Historical Thinking Visible for English Learner Students

In social studies classrooms, multimodal texts such as maps, photographs, and film can be powerful tools to develop historical understanding.

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Supporting English Learners in Mathematics: Information Linking

Students who are English learners can develop deeper mathematical connections if teachers invite and support them in linking information.

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Announcing Spring and Summer Professional Learning Opportunities

Strengthen leadership, knowledge, and skills with research-informed professional development this summer.

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Improving Outcomes for Young People with Disabilities

Through initiatives like the National Center for Systemic Improvement, we help states transform their systems to better support infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities.

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Effective Strategies for Teaching English Learner Students with Disabilities - Summer Institutes

This two-day institute addresses misconceptions about, and provides research-based strategies for, teaching English learner students and students with disabilities.

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Building Systems of Support for Improving English Learner Achievement

January 28. 11AM (Pacific Time). Learn how Greater Albany Public Schools is working to ensure positive learning opportunities and outcomes. 

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Creating New Futures for Newcomers: Q&A with BethAnn Berliner

BethAnn Berliner discusses schools that are using effective strategies to support students who are immigrants, refugees, and asylees, also known as newcomer students.

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September Focus: Literacy Across Content Areas

In this post, we introduce the work of three language and literacy initiatives – Reading Apprenticeship, Quality Teaching for English Learners, and Leading with Learning, and offer a variety of tools and resources to inform your practice.

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Creating New Futures for Newcomers: Lessons from Five Schools That Serve K–12 Immigrants, Refugees, and Asylees

This report highlights "bright spots," schools that are using promising and effective strategies for supporting newcomer students in K–12 classrooms.

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