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A Day in the Life of a Multilingual High School

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Published on May 9, 2016

At Pennsylvania's Upper Darby High School in suburban Philadelphia, more than 15 languages are spoken in a student body of nearly 4,000. To help support such a diverse array of English-language learners, the school created a peer tutoring program. Nearly 5 million children in U.S. public schools are learning the English language. With the number of ELLs projected to keep growing, educators face an urgent imperative to vastly improve achievement for English-learners. How will they do that?

Learn more in our special report, "Teaching America's English-Language Learners," available here: https://www.edweek.org/go/ELL-report ____________________

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