Educators today are tasked with serving an increasingly diverse classroom. As the demographics of the United States continually evolve, these changes are reflected in K-12 classrooms. In perhaps no other space is the concept of finding strength through diversity more apparent than a room full of students. With unique perspectives, talents, and stories, we know that these new generations of students are pushing each other – and their educators – to challenge conventional ways of thinking, interacting, and learning. In addition, students with different experiences, backgrounds, and skill-sets have varying learning needs, and require educators to understand those needs as they create instructional plans and learning tools.
English Learners (ELs) are the fastest growing population in education, and for many educators, effectively serving these students is a top priority. To help educators meet the needs of this growing population, McGraw-Hill recently released its English Learner (EL) Education Report. The report outlines key challenges educators face in EL education, identifies instructional opportunities, and provides an overview of the current K-12 EL landscape. As a group that’s passionate about the future of these children, we’re eager to share the findings in our report with education leaders to help them empower EL teachers and students moving forward. Here are a few of the most important findings from the report:
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