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ERIC Number: EJ998245
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep-19
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Calif. Puts Spotlight on Long-Term ELLs
Maxwell, Lesli A.
Education Week, v32 n4 p1, 18 Sep 2012
California is poised to become the first state to unmask the extent to which English-language learners (ELLs) languish in public schools for years without ever reaching fluency. Under a measure that received broad, bipartisan support from the legislature, the state education department would be required to break out and report data annually on long-term English-learners--tens of thousands statewide--for every school district. The measure would also create a common, statewide definition for long-term ELL students. Students at risk of becoming long-term ELLs would also be flagged. The legislation is awaiting action from Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, who has until Sept. 28 to decide whether to sign the bill. Across the K-12 spectrum, roughly 1.5 million students enrolled in public schools in California--about one in four--are ELLs, the largest such population of any state. If the legislation is signed into law, it will come as momentum for tackling the problem of long-term ELLs has been building in a small number of districts across California.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California