EDUCATING CALIFORNIA'S ENGLISH LEARNERS About New America

Amaya Garcia, Renae Bryant, Beverlee Mathenia, Shannon Villanueva, Nicole Jacobson, Cyndi Paik, Huong Dang, Patty Pelton, Quynh-Tram Vu, Janice Kamada, Veronica Alvarez, Christopher Carrillo (+2 others)
2017 unpublished
Terminology This paper uses the term English learner (EL) to refer to students between the ages of 3-21 enrolled in the PreK-12 educational system who have a native language other than English and are in the process of developing their academic English language proficiency. This definition aligns with that used in a recent consensus report by the New America is committed to renewing American politics, prosperity, and purpose in the Digital Age. We generate big ideas, bridge the gap between
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