The National Shortage of ELL Teachers Has Caught the Eye of Congress

“With the nationwide growth in the number of English-language-learner students, more districts are tapping a thin talent pool—and challenges remain even after schools fill vacancies.”

“The Reaching English Learners Act would create a grant program under Title II of the Higher Education Act, the part of the law that governs teacher preparation, to pave the way for colleges and school districts to develop curricula for aspiring ELL teachers.”

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