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English learners and graduation: How ESSA could penalize ELLs and their schools

from Education Week

The nation's federal K-12 law may be penalizing older English language learners and the schools that educate them, a new report from the Migration Policy Institute argues. By making four-year graduation rates such a prominent part of school accountability plans, the Every Student Succeeds Act could lead administrators in traditional high schools to turn away older English learner students who may need additional time to earn their high school diplomas, posits Julie Sugarman, a senior policy analyst with the institute and the report's author. more


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