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Expert Spotlight

Patricia Garcia-Arena | Principal Researcher

In a personal essay, AIR Principal Researcher Patricia Garcia-Arena shares her memories of being an English learner in preschool and elementary school—and how early literacy experiences can be better for ELs today, thanks to evidence-based instructional practices.

Patricia Garcia-Arena
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