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Document Number: 10214

Starting Early with English Language Learners: First Lessons from Illinois - Illinois is in the process of expanding its services for English Language Learners (ELL) into state-funded pre-K, so that students begin receiving ELL support when they first arrive in school, whether that is at age 3, 4, or 5. This paper takes a deep look at how Illinois came to see a need for new policies for its burgeoning population of English Language Learners, and why focusing on its youngest English Language Learners was the state’s next step. (New America Foundation, April 2012)...

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