English Language Learners In Our Schools

  • Posted on: 28 December 2013
  • By: Tina McCoy

There has been a dramatic increase of non-native English speakers immigrating to the United States and it is changing the school-age population.  The National Clearing-house for English Language Acquisition (NCELA) reported that from 1995-2005 the population of English Language Learners (ELLs) in public schools in the United States grew by more than 60%, while the general school-age population only grew by 3% (Karathanos, 2010).