Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Nashville education system serves growing number of English Language Learners

"Every day roughly 272 students walking through the doors of Haywood Elementary School are English Language Learners (ELL), students whose first language is not English."

"Glencliff High School has more than 20 languages and 29 countries represented, according to Sonya Johnson, guidance counselor for all 257 ELL students at Glencliff."

"Nashville is now the largest ELL school district in Tennessee, serving between 4,500 and 4,750 ELL students in a given day."

"Memphis serves only about half that number, according to Metro’s ELL coordinator Sayra Hughes."

Nashville City Paper

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