As a school system, we value diversity and want to support families in organizing groups based on native languages in order for children to maintain their native culture and language.
The English Language Learners (ELL) program provides services to students whose primary language is not English and who are not yet proficient in English. The program provides support at each school, with services focused on children's English language acquisition, literacy development, and academic achievement.
//www.doe.mass.edu/ell/hlsurvey (Home Language Surveys - various languages)
Elementary Administrators and Teachers Attend Training to Foster Collaboration
photo by Z. Liti
February 2012: Twenty-five elementary teachers attended a 4-day Category 2 Training to improve strategies for teaching sheltered subject matter and assessing ESL (English as Second Language) student learning. The training is meant to strengthen and enhance collaboration among ESL, classroom and resource teachers.