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American Newcomers - Welcoming English Learners

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Know It All ABCs of Education

Know It All ABCs of Education


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English-language learner children are a growing segment of the student population in American schools. While they work to acquire the English language, they are also typical students - curious, inquisitive, bright, funny, with special needs and without.

Guest, Dr. Maria N. Trejo, is an expert in educational services and needs of English language learner students, struggling readers, and equity issues for all students. She worked for the California State Department of Education as a top-level administrator at various capacities. She has been an expert for the U.S. Department of Justice in cases brought to ensure that English-language learner students are adequately served in school, and she works with school districts to support all students equitably.


Host, Allison R. Brown, is a civil rights attorney and owner of Allison Brown Consulting (ABC), which works with schools to develop education equity reports and helps non-profit organizations to promote student equity.