From the Vision: English learners in Massachusetts attend schools in which all educators share responsibility for their success, engage effectively with their families, and value and nurture their linguistic and cultural assets.
Educators create classrooms that are inclusive learning environments; with necessary supports, educators provide English learners (ELs) with opportunities to participate in classroom activities and cooperative learning experiences alongside their non-EL peers.
All teachers including general education, bilingual education and ESL teachers communicate and collaborate regularly to provide effective instruction for ELs.
All teachers including general education, bilingual education and ESL teachers are clear about their respective responsibilities for the language development of ELs: general education and bilingual education teachers scaffold language to support ELs to learn the content and ESL teachers provide systematic, explicit, and sustained language development instruction in the context of the content.
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