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English Learners at the Center of System Change

Educators in New York State are zeroing in on a major challenge to the academic growth of English learners (EL students): Typically only 2 to 3 percent of EL students’ class time involves engaging in productive listening, speaking, reading, or writing in English for academic subject matter learning. In this latest R&D Alert article, learn about a network of districts that have expanded responsibility for EL students’ success by using data to improve their learning outcomes.


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Tapping the Power of Data to Prepare High-Quality Educators

Educator preparation programs are seeking new and better ways to use data to improve their curricula, align with district needs, and prepare high-quality teachers and administrators. This new book addresses data use as a way to determine programmatic strengths and weaknesses and inform continuous improvement.


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