Charter School’s Methods to Close Achievement Gap for English Language Learners Focus of Webinar
Two educators from Community Day Charter Public School in Lawrence, Massachusetts, described in a National Charter School Resource Center (Resource Center) webinar their use of student data and instructional supports to close the achievement gap for English language learners.
The March 16, 2012 webinar featured Erin Walsh-Hagan, Head of the Community Day Lower School, and Pat Teichman, Head of the Community Day Early Learning Center.
The K-8 charter school, among the state’s top performers on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System tests, has an enrollment of 331 students and 89 percent are Hispanic. English is not the first language for 82 percent of the students, nearly 14 percent are special education students and nearly 75 percent are low income.
The webinar is part of an ongoing series hosted by the Resource Center to help provide the charter school community with the tools and knowledge needed to effectively serve English language learners. Register for upcoming webinars. The registration page will be updated throughout 2012 as new webinar topics are posted and others are archived.