EL sidewalk screening

EL teachers take extra steps to accommodate kindergarteners

Ashleigh Adkins Imagine starting kindergarten during a pandemic – unable to hug new teachers or settle in to new surroundings. Then imagine the 5-year-olds for whom English is not their primary language at home. English Learner teachers in Fayette County Public Schools have done their best to smooth the transition to school for these youngsters amid the COVID-19 restrictions and distance learning. At Rosa Parks Elementary, Ashleigh Adkins moved a few of her screenings all the way to the child’s front door.

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