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Conference For One Of Iowa’s Fastest Growing Student Populations

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WAUKEE, Iowa --- More than 300 educators are meeting to learn new strategies for working with English Language Learners or ELLs. A majority of the people attending Tuesday's conference are teachers and administrators who work with ELL students, but officials say this conference is extremely important for all instructors.

According to the Iowa Condition of Education Report, nearly five percent of Iowa students are designated as "limited English proficiency." That translates to 23,820 students. Officials say these students are among the fastest growing student population in Iowa.

Our Kids Summer Institute also highlights cultures of students and families in Iowa by incorporating culturally and linguistically diverse voices in panels and cultural performances.

The institute goes from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Waukee Senior High School.


  • William Denison

    One has to wonder why our governor has allowed our state to be overrun by folks who can’t even speak English. I think its purely for the reason to replace those who can speak English that are fleeing this state by the busloads because of Terry Braindeads failed leadership abilitys. He has destroyed this once great state.

    • The Phantom

      Willie nice try. I bet you stayed up all night coming up with that one. Now go back to your room and smoke your weed from Colorado and take a nap. You wil get your check from the DNC for Trolling in the morning when you wake up.

      • William Denison

        I don’t “smoke weed”. But I’ll make a bet with you. I’ll smoke weed and you drink your booze and we’ll see who’s health fails first. Bet?

      • William Denison

        One more thing , the DNC and Republican Party for the most part are one in the same in this state .Out of touch greedy losers selling out the hard working people of Iowa to the highest bidder. Its the way its been here for over 40 years. That’s what makes us the fly over state we are today.

  • BrutallyHonest

    How about a conference to teach those kids and their parents to speak ENGLISH. It is the non english speaking that are dragging our schools and education system down!

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