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At-risk/ELL

From Ambition to Tradition

A high school counselor in the Amarillo ISD, of which 70 percent of the student population cannot afford to attend college, set a goal for every student in Caprock High School’s senior class to apply to at least one college before graduating.

Equity for English Language Learners

When administrators at Harrisonburg City Public Schools saw performance gaps between ELL and non-ELL students in 2012, they started a dual-language (English and Spanish) kindergarten classroom.

Husky Strong Academy

By 2015-16, 33 percent of Hillcrest High School students in grades 9 and 10 weren’t on track to graduate and 45 percent of freshmen were below grade level in reading and math.

We’re All In This Together

Coffeyville Public Schools, a high-poverty district with diverse needs, formed the Coffeyville Coalition of Early Education to change the cycle of poverty. Designed to sustain and improve early childhood in the district, the coalition is led by Superintendent Craig Correll as chairman and includes representatives from a community college and a local bank.

The district also works with Head Start, Four County Mental Health, Tri County Special Education and Community Health Centers of Southeast Kansas to support the learning center.

ELL Writers Hit the Target

Having students achieve reading fluency by the end of third grade is an important goal for the Schaumburg School District in Illinois—and that also includes ELLs.

Project Reach

Targeted programs that address academics, homeless issues and special education, among other concerns, are what make Project Reach so valuable at Berkeley Township School District.

Assimilating ESL Students, Families

Students speak more than 62 languages at home in Piscataway, New Jersey. So it’s important to immerse limited English-speaking students into conversations and academics, and to provide cultural guidance to their families.