One of the topics I’ve always been interested in is how changing race and ethnic demographics affect education and language learning. So when I had the opportunity to report on the state of library services for English Language Learners, I was eager to find out what was going on. It is an incredibly broad topic, ranging from urban public libraries on the East and West Coasts with large, well-established ethnic groups, to a Midwestern city that’s home to large Hmong and Somali populations. And school libraries serving many ELL students face different challenges, yet, especially with the changing curriculum standards.
Read the full ELL article Libraries and English Language Learners at School Library Journal.