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  • Eye on Education: Preventing the summer slide for English learners

    The San Joaquin Valley’s many cultures and different languages enrich us with diversity, but that same diversity can create barriers for some young students for whom English is not their native language. Districts have adopted a wide array of teaching methods, from English-only to bilingual instruction. Special courses at some schools keep English learners out of college prep classes.

Eye on Education: Preventing the summer slide for English learners

The San Joaquin Valley’s many cultures and different languages enrich us with diversity, but that same diversity can create barriers for some young students for whom English is not their native language. Districts have adopted a wide array of teaching methods, from English-only to bilingual instruction. Special courses at some schools keep English learners out of college prep classes.
John Walker jwalker@fresnobee.com