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Rader, Toni; Pennell, Shawn – Learning Professional, 2019
Given that over 5 million K-12 students in the U.S. public school system are classified as English learners (NCES, 2017), many policymakers and school leaders recognize that public schools need ethnically and linguistically diverse educators. But about 80% of teaching staff are white (Williams, Garcia, Connally, Cook, & Dancy, 2016), and only…
Descriptors: Diversity (Faculty), Bilingual Teachers, Teacher Aides, Teaching Skills
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Reitz, Diane; Hall, Gene E. – Learning Professional, 2017
Challenges inherent to increasing student literacy are well-documented particularly in under performing schools. Those challenges increase in schools experiencing high staff turnover, high populations of English language learners, and greater poverty. In order to improve student learning in these communities there needs to be a comprehensive…
Descriptors: Literacy, Program Improvement, Coaching (Performance), Elementary Secondary Education