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March 22, 2016
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Support Latino ELLs in Math
Learning and understanding the unique language of math can be a challenge for many of the 4.4 million Latino English Language Learners (ELLs) in U.S. elementary and middle school classrooms. One in every four students in the U.S. will be of Latino descent by 2020. Therefore, providing equity and access to educational opportunities is of paramount importance, especially in light of wide, persistent gaps in math achievement. In this Spotlight, we've compiled resources to help educators teach, reach and engage ELL students in Math.
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School Success Story: ELLs show 50% growth in math scores in just 5 months
57% of students at Dunbar Elementary in Glen Ellen, California are English Language Learners. With a new approach and DreamBox Learning® Math, the school's Grade Level Proficiency Project (GLPP) achieved 50 percent growth for its third grade students in just 5 months. Read the case study, to learn how your school can bring all students to proficiency—and beyond.
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ESSA and ELLs: 6 steps forward
There are several “best hopes” for the recent reauthorization of the Elementary Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) that essentially replaces the much-maligned No Child Left Behind (NCLB) act of 2002 represents unprecedented optimism and opportunity for educators and learners alike. TESOL supports the new provisions that support ELLs, and calls it a major step forward for equity in U.S. education. Read more.
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Six strategies to reach, teach, and close math gaps for Latino ELLs
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For educators seeking to reach and teach Latino ELLs, this white paper suggests six powerful classroom strategies that can create a dynamic shift in each learner's confidence and improve math performance.

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• The No. 1 myth about teaching math to ELLs
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Math teacher shares lesson for teaching equivalence
Mathematics education should allow time for teaching students about the big ideas that often support seemingly simple concepts, math teacher John Troutman McCrann writes in this blog post. He highlights a performance task for teaching equivalence.
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Amusement park provides lessons in algebra, geometry
Sixth-grade students at a Pennsylvania middle school used their algebra and geometry skills to build rides for an amusement park at the school. Students design the rides and calculate variables such as cost effectiveness, ride capacity and space.
Erie Times-News (Pa.) (3/6) 
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Simple changes that can improve math instruction
Math teachers can make small, simple changes in how they approach lessons to help students better explore and understand the subject, writes Corey Drake, an associate professor of teacher education at Michigan State University. In this article, Drake outlines four of these strategies including asking students "why" at least once a day.
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DreamBox Learning Math closes gaps by providing students with a deeply personalized, culturally-appropriate Spanish-language experience. English Language Learners and students in Dual Language immersion programs benefit from the same rigorous curriculum, equal access, and scaffolded support that builds the deep math understanding they need to reach high standards in the language that works best for them. Learn more.
 
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