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Lessons from Chicago Public Schools on Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners - Ahead of the Heard
Chicago Public Schools serves over 360,000 students, 18.7% of whom are English language learners (ELL). The Spanish-speaking student population, in particular, makes up about 35% of the total student population. I spoke with Felicia Butts, Director of Teacher Residencies at Chicago Public Schools, about their growing bilingual teacher residency program. This conversation has been lightly …