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In EdSpeak: A Glossary of Education Terms, Phrases, Buzzwords, and Jargon, Diane Ravitch defines an English language learner (ELL) as "A student whose home language is not English and who has not yet acquired proficiency in English."
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The following ASCD Faculty members are available for on-site capacity-building professional development on differentiated instruction.
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ERIC is the U.S. Department of Education's venerable education literature database. It contains abstracts and full-text material from education journals and magazines as well as "gray" literature, such as conference proceedings and association reports.
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