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Alliance for Excellent Education Releases New Report on ELLs and the Common Core

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education discusses the role of language and literacy in college- and career-ready standards for English Language Learners (ELLs). The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) offer great promise for advancing the quality of education and outcomes for all students, but meeting the higher expectations associated with them could prove especially daunting for the rapidly growing population of ELLs—students who must learn grade-level content while simultaneously trying to master the English language. This report discusses these challenges, highlights initiatives already underway to help ELLs meet these challenges, and outlines how policy and practice must change to help ELLs graduate ready for college and a career. More information and a download of the full report can be found here.