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ERIC Number: ED506281
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Moving English Language Learners to College-and Career-Readiness. Issue Brief
American Youth Policy Forum
This issue brief explores effective educational models for serving English Language Learners (ELLs) in ways that build upon these students' assets and prepare them for college and careers. The brief derives from an AYPF field trip to Texas's Rio Grande Valley region. On May 6-8, 2009 AYPF led a group of national policy leaders on a fact-finding tour of the area to learn about programs and models that have increased ELL student performance, high school graduation rates, and college attendance. The brief provides background information on the importance of improving the educational outcomes of ELL students, a description of the limitations of current federal legislation addressing ELLs, an overview of the models being implemented in the Rio Grande Valley region, and recommendations for future federal legislation. (Contains 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Intermediate Grades; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Youth Policy Forum
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III; No Child Left Behind Act 2001