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Forty-three Years of Educational Excellence for English Learners & Biliteracy for All

March 28 - 31, 2018

Sacramento Convention Center
Sacramento, California 

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Thursday, March 29 • 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Equal Access: Providing Rigor for English Learners with Disabilities in General Education

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In inner-city areas of California, a high percentage of students with disabilities are also classified as English Learners. This study suggests placing English learner students with disabilities in a supported Spanish or world language program will accelerate their academic growth and support a recent Supreme Court decision mandating rigor for all students with special needs. This presentation will use data from two school districts with high EL/special needs populations--Anaheim Union and Anaheim Elementary.

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Jeff Cole

Trustee, Board of Education AESD, Anaheim USD/Anaheim ESD
I enjoy talking about improving educational outcomes for English Learners with special needs and community-based schools. I am serving my second term on the Anaheim Elementary School District Board of Education, representing Trustee Area 2 (the Northwest region), and employed as the... Read More →

Yolanda Flores Smith

Anaheim Union HSD

Thursday March 29, 2018 3:15pm - 4:30pm PDT
Hendricks - Sheraton Grand Hotel