White House officials will be in Charlotte next week to discuss how to better teach English to children who have limited English skills and/or learning it as a second language.
Jose Rico, deputy director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, and Joanne Urrutia, deputy director the Office of English Language Acquisition, will lead a two-day meeting starting Monday with teachers, parents, administrators, community organizations, and policy makers at the Doubletree Hotel on Yorkmount Road near the airport.
Organizers say the meetings, part of the series “National Conversations on English Learner Education,” are part of an effort “to share best practices, challenges and recommendations for educating English language learners.” Previous meetings have been held in Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Seattle. Input from the meetings will help guide policy development for limited English proficient students.
Each session will be streamed online.
To register or for more information, visit http://www.ncela.gwu.edu/meetings/2011elconversation/.
National Conversations on English Learner Education
Monday, May 9, 2011 1-5 p.m. ET
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ET
Doubletree Hotel Charlotte Airport, 2600 Yorkmont Road, Charlotte