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Schools and districts that serve a large number of English language learners (ELL s) have found it helpful to develop a comprehensive program that addresses the specific needs of the population they serve. But what about districts that experience a sudden influx of ELL students? In these places, no ELL program may be in place, and existing staff may not be trained or experienced in teaching students whose first language is not English.

Most school districts face more mandates and less funding each year, so many search for solutions to save across the board. The Alvarado (Texas) Independent School District turned to technology to save money. The district, which has 500 staff members, 11 of whom are IT, sought to find a way to leverage technology to help bridge the gap in business processes that can in part lead to high overhead operational costs. And the district wanted to streamline the business process of paperwork when a student enrolls and fills out paperwork to get network accounts.

 

The growing use of online teaching in the nation’s public schools has placed a related burden on district administrators to ensure that they use high quality and highly qualified instructors.

 

Tapping into technology for foreign language learning is important, given that such learning is increasingly being seen as vital to the nation’s economic and cultural well-being.

The Ogden City (Utah) School District, located south of Salt Lake City, comprises 23 schools. This inner-city school district was established in 1849.

 

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As our schools face draconian budgets cuts, there are two critical ways in which Washington can help: by investing in our schools and by harnessing the insight and will of our educators.

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