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S6 Episode 8: Arizona English Learner Policy Updates with Kate Wright

3 Ps in a Pod: An Education Podcast

Release Date: 10/03/2019

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With the signing of SB 1014 earlier this year, this school year brings some major changes for English learners in Arizona schools. Kate Wright is the Deputy Superintendent of the Office of English Language Acquisition Services in the Arizona Department of Education and will share in this episode how this new policy opens up the possibilities for Arizona’s EL students and advice for teachers implementing these changes.

 

Learn more about the resources and topics mentioned in this episode by visiting this link or azk12.org.