Equity and English Learners Post-Pandemic
The past several years have been exceptionally challenging for the nation’s five million English learners (ELs) and their families. As the pandemic recedes, schools approach normalcy, and a historic investment of federal education dollars flows to states and school districts, state education leaders face the exceptional responsibility of charting a new course for public schools and the ELs whom they serve.
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