Tag Archives: English Language Learners

OS math and English consultants speak the same language

Math is more than just numbers and symbols – it is a language all on its own. This can sometimes cause complications when educators are trying to teach English-learning students the subject. However, two of our Oakland Schools’ consultants have successfully found a way help teachers bridge that gap. Suzanne Toohey, English as a Second […]

International TESOL educators and administrators visit Oakland Schools

On Friday, March 23, Oakland Schools and Michigan Teachers of English to Speakers of other Languages (MITESOL) welcomed a delegation of 10 international educators and administrators representing various educational institutions from China, Russia, Angola, Botswana, Djibouti, and Rwanda. The delegation, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and hosted by Global Ties Detroit, is in […]

Oakland Schools welcomes fastest growing student population: English Learners

Did you know that English Learner and immigrant students have been the fastest growing student subgroup in the United States for the past 10 years? Over 4.8 million English Learners are currently enrolled in K-12 schools in the United States — that’s 10 percent of ALL students. Nearly three in four American classrooms now include […]