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Overlooked: How Teacher Training Falls Short for English-Learners and Students with IEPs

May 14, 2019

By: Corey Mitchell

Source: Education Week

English-language learners and students with disabilities—groups of children once taught in isolated classrooms with specially trained instructors—spend more time in general education classrooms now than in years past.

But many general education teachers are not equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to meet the needs of English-learners or students with disabilities, researchers have found. It’s an issue that could be tackled at least partly through school and district-wide professional development, but the knowledge teachers need does not always reach them.

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