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10/25 Lecture: Adam Gamoran on Boosting English Learner Success

October 10, 2017

Please join the Education Department on October 25th at 5 p.m. in Smith-Buonanno 106 for our major Fall 2017 Speaker Series lecture, "Boosting English Learner Success: How Lessons from Research on Tracking Can Change the Fate of Immigrant-Origin Youth in School" by Adam Gamoran, president of the William T. Grant Foundation.

Dr. Gamoran's lecture will explore how, as the population of immigrant-origin youth in U.S. schools continues to grow, efforts to elevate the school success of English learners are confounded by incoherent programs and barriers that block students from obtaining access to rigorous academic content.  Lessons from research on tracking--a much older tradition of separating students for instruction according to their purported abilities--offers insights that can reduce incoherence and break down barriers, narrowing the gaps between English learners and other students. 

This talk offers lessons from research on tracking that can inform research and policy for English learners.

Free and open to the public, the lecture will be immediately followed at 6 p.m. by a reception.