Learning English: Diverse Students in American Classrooms
An estimated 4.6 million students in America’s public school system are learning English as a new language. Consequentially, there is a vital need to learn more about evidence-based approaches to support English learner students.
In partnership with WVIZ/PBS ideastream, Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Midwest created a 30-minute documentary that presents the research on academic supports for English learners. Featuring Diane August, a managing researcher at AIR, the documentary shows how certain evidence-based approaches work in real-life settings through stories from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s (CMSD’s) Multilingual Multicultural Education Program. These stories highlight real students, teachers, and school and district leaders from CMSD.