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Final bell for self-contained bilingual classes

Posted by Kate Bergman on April 18th, 2011

Changes in the English Language Learner (ELL, formerly ESL) curriculum is changing the face of many classrooms at Seattle Public Schools, including Hamilton International Middle School. Instead of having their own classroom to learn English, students are now in the traditional classroom learning along those who have a background in the language. The new policies are having an affect on staff and students.

Final bell for self-contained bilingual classes” is produced by students in the University of Washington’s Entrepreneurial Journalism class, which is taught by Next Door Media partner, the nonprofit Common Language Project.

Click here to read “Final bell for self-contained bilingual classes,” by Celina Kareiva, Mwiza Kalisa and Tiara Fernandes.

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