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The Promise of PreK-3rd: Promoting Academic Excellence for Dual Language Learners in Red Bank Public Schools

This case study tells the story of Red Bank, New Jersey’s coherent P-3 approach to educating Dual Language Learners (DLLs) and preparing them for expanded life opportunities. This comprehensive P-3 approach is built upon the following: expanding learning opportunities for young DLL students; integrating P-3 curricula and instructional practices that develop mastery and self-regulation; building …

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PreK-3rd: Raising the Educational Performance of English Language Learners (ELLs)

English Language Learners (ELLs) lag far behind all other students, except those with disabilities, on state reading and math assessments. A high-quality PreK-3rd grade education, with aligned standards, curriculum, instruction, and assessments, is the most economical and effective route to the “meaningful education” promised to ELLs in the Lau v. Nichols lawsuit more than 40 years ago.

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