Last year saw a record number of Oregon’s ELL students reached the federal measure of proficiency in English, but the majority of ELL students in the state were still not proficient in English. According to Education Week, Oregon is not the only state struggling to meet the needs of students learning English as a second language.
The current report is out today. We’ll dig into the details with deputy superintendent of public instruction Rob Saxton.
Did you learn English as a second language in public school? What was your experience? Are you the parent of a child learning English as a second language? What works best for them? What is not working?
- Betsy Hammond: Education reporter for The Oregonian
- Rob Saxton: Deputy superintendent of public instruction for Oregon
- Francisco Lopez: Executive director of CAUSA