Apex Learning Partners with Education Leaders at AASA to Highlight Success in Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners

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Panel addressed best practices for supporting this rapidly growing population of students

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Districts using our digital curriculum with ELL students are able to simultaneously build fluency and subject-level mastery, providing students with the foundation they needed to excel in school and beyond.

Apex Learning, a recognized leader in online learning for secondary education, partnered with education leaders to facilitate a well-received panel discussion at the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) Conference on meeting the needs of English language learners. The conference was held in Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

ELL students represent the fastest growing student population in the U.S. Nearly three out of four classrooms have at least one ELL student and just one-third of ELL students reach basic proficiency on national exams in math and reading while the dropout rate for ELL students is double the national average.

Kerrie Torres, Assistant Superintendent at Brea Olinda Unified School District, Jerald Wilson, Administrator at Dr. Emmett J. Conrad Global H-TECH for the Dallas Independent School District, and Dr. Ramon Namnun, Principal at High School of World Cultures for the New York Department of Education, participated in a discussion on the challenge of supporting the needs of ELL students as well as best practices for implementing and evaluating effective resources to drive achievement for this growing population of students.

“We are honored to partner with leading districts to highlight their efforts to meet the needs of English language learners,” said Cheryl Vedoe, CEO, Apex Learning. “Districts using our digital curriculum with ELL students are able to simultaneously build fluency and subject-level mastery, providing students with the foundation they needed to excel in school and beyond.”

To learn more about how Apex Learning supports English language learners, visit: https://www.apexlearning.com/ell.

About Apex Learning
Schools and districts nationwide implement Apex Learning digital curriculum to personalize the learning experience and support success for all students-from those who are struggling to those capable of accelerating. Proven to increase outcomes, Apex Learning digital curriculum actively engages students in learning, with embedded supports and scaffolds to meet the needs of diverse learners. During the most recent school year, there were more than 3.6 million enrollments in Apex Learning digital curriculum. Headquartered in Seattle, Apex Learning is accredited by AdvancEd and its courses are approved for National Collegiate Athletic Association eligibility. For more information, visit http://www.apexlearning.com or call 1.800.453.1454.

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