Special Education and ELLs: Opportunities and Challenges

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What are the reasons that English language learners often tend to be under- or over-identified for special education services?  Why do the numbers of ELLs receiving special education services vary greatly by state? And what are the myths and misconceptions that result in these trends?  Learn more from our related videos and experts in the resource sections below!

For an in-depth look at students who are dually-identified as ELLs and students with disabilities, see Who Are English Language Learners with Disabilities?, published in the Impact Newsletter from the University of Minnesota in 2013.

This resource section was made possible through our partnership with the National Education Association. Additional support was provided by the American Federation of Teachers.

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