An Open Letter from beloved EL scholar and advocate Dr. Lily Wong Fillmore To EL Educators, Families, and Students Regarding Covid-19

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Teachers Lack Language-Focused Training and Tools

TOo Few are Certified
Only 20% of public school teachers are certified to teach the 4.6 million English learner students in public schools.*
Too Few Get Language-Focused Training and Tools
Only 24% of K-12 teachers reported receiving English learner-focused professional development over the last three years.*
Most Material Lacks Language Supports
Effective language development instruction is largely absent in ELA and math instructional materials for teachers.
Growing EL Population’s Academic Needs Unmet
As the English learner student population continues to grow, most teachers have or can expect to have an English learner student in their classroom.
*Source: 2011-2012 School and Staffing Survey
RT @bzahnersdsu: This aligns with a key idea from Lily Wong Fillmore's letter on the @elsuccessforum site:
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