The Schools Transforming Immigrant Education

July 13, 2017 | The Atlantic

The Internationals Network for Public Schools is working to improve graduation rates for English learners (ELs) through the opening of targeted programs that place ELs on a level playing field with their peers.

Such schools have been growing in popularity across the country in recent years as an alternative to educating newly arrived immigrant students in traditional public schools. While supporters look at these models as a way to close the achievement gap for a vulnerable student population, some critics liken the separate learning environments to segregation practices of old.

"Districts experiencing a large growth of immigrant students have been experimenting with such programs, and there is a lot of interest among content teachers" states Annie Duguay, Director, CAL Solutions: PreK-12 EL Education. 

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