Despite federal orders to do so, PPSD has failed to support and invest in multilingual learners (MLL) for far too long. Providence must make MLL students a priority, beginning with these steps:
- Ensuring smaller MLL class sizes.
- Supporting educators in creating a district-supported, accessible pathway for additional MLL licensure.
- Hiring and retaining significantly more MLL educators.
- Providing consistent, embedded, high-quality MLL professional development.
Illustrations by Victoria Matthews