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We will periodically post articles on English learners, language acquistion and language education policy. These articles and essays provide data analysis and discussion of issues of interest for parents and school board members as well as for education administrators.
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These are short papers about specific topics in English learner (EL) schooling, meant to provide practitioners with practical suggestions on how to employ best practices to improve instruction and programs for these students. Some of the papers provide guidance on how to reconcile seemingly conflicting requirements of law with research on second language acquisition or education in general.
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These include examples of forms, checklists and guides for observation in classrooms, review of EL programs, planning staff development, etc.
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Norm has prepared and delivered presentations for parents and teachers, as well as for administrators, legislators, and other policy-makers in education. Some of these presentations are offered online as tools for clients, and for those interested in learning more about the firm.
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Permission is granted to distribute electronically or reproduce any of these documents as long as the content and format are identical to the original.  Citation is appreciated.