Chicago principal's literacy focus helps English language learners
from Education Dive
Patricia Brekke got her start in education 25 years ago as a bilingual language arts teacher in Chicago Public Schools. Born and raised in the city as the child of Mexican immigrants, she made it a priority to support biliteracy among her students who came to the classroom with limited English skills. Rather than asking them to leave their first languages behind, she wanted them to see the value in their native language as they gained another.
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