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What changes would you like to happen to improve outcomes for ELL students?

LPRAC Public Policy Forum on ELL/Bilingual Education

Tuesday, January 13 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Hartford, CT

(Planning meeting at Dr. Rojas tomorrow, Sunday at 3:30 – please RSVP)

Let us know if you’ll be joining us so we can separate you into group. If you are unable to added on the 30th, we highly encourage you to compose a statement. Please try to support your statement with research. Feel free to contribute in areas such as:

  • Sheltered Transformational Pedagogy
  • Assessment of ELLs
  • Assessment of teachers
  • Common core/ smart balance

Connecticut has the highest in the nation gap in 8th grade math scores between English Language Learners (ELL) and not ELL students. We will ask teachers what changes they would like to happen to improve outcomes for their ELL/bilingual students.  We will ask business how they are impacted as the state’s population becomes increasingly multi-lingual.  Professors will share the latest research and respond to misconceptions about ELL/bilingual education.  Legislators will provide their perspective on ELL/bilingual education in our public schools.http://www.cga.ct.gov/lprac/

Please come to both hear and be heard on ELL/bilingual education in the Land of Steady Habits.

The Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission is hosting an important public policy forum on English Language Learners (ELL) and bilingual education in Connecticut.  Classroom teachers, business, professors, and legislators will discuss the status of ELL/bilingual education and how to improve outcomes for Connecticut’s non-English speaking children.