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Increasingly Multicultural Classes A Balancing Act For State's Few ELL Teachers

Rachel Morello
StateImpact Indiana

In considering solutions for recruiting new teachers and retaining existing personnel to combat Indiana's teacher shortage, state education leaders know they need more English Language Learning instructors.

ELL teachers are hard to come by in Indiana, as well as in other states – and, as StateImpact Indiana's Rachel Morello reports, the problem is two-fold:

Not only is there a limited number of qualified ELL instructors, but the state expects them to be able to speak and relate to students from all cultures represented in their student population.

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