Districts Are Ramping Up Standards for ELL Materials. Here’s How to Meet Rising Expectations

Companies Need Materials That Weave Content With Language Learning, Says an Advocate for Major School Systems

Staff Writer

As the rate of English-learning students in U.S. classrooms rises — and is set to grow at a faster rate in the years ahead — education companies are facing pressure to adapt their materials to meet both the heightened demand and districts’ increasingly rigorous standards.

In 2010, 4.5 million students were classified as English learners, or roughly 9.2…

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