In the United States: the state of California has a population of 39.144.818 (Census Gov. 2015), and over 24% of the school-age population is classified as an ELL (National Center of Immigrant Integration Policy, 2015).
In Canada: the province of Ontario has a population of 13,982,984 (Ontario Fin. Gov. 2015), over 25% of students are identified as English language learners (Statistics Canada), and the numbers will continue to increase in years to come.
Two neighboring countries that address English language learning differently. Yet, the majority of US-born ELLs and Canada-born ELLs are falling behind academically with respect to both their English-language peers and immigrant students.
Join Flavia Baker (@FlaviaBakerCHS) this Sunday at 8 on #EdChatRI to discuss the many ways we could improve supports for immigrants and ELLs in our education system.
Don Miller -