SONOMA, Calif. (Nov. 11, 2013)— According to the U.S. Department of Education, the number of English learners enrolled in K-12 schools has increased by over 50 percent in the last decade. Educators responsible for teaching these students know that simply exposing English language learners (ELL) to the English language is not enough for academic success. Instructional strategies that facilitate instruction and assessment need to be based on comprehension of content through meaningful activities and assignments. To support its teachers in creating instructional environments designed to improve English emergent literacy skills for this student population, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) has announced plans...

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