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Learning English: Diverse Students in American Classrooms

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Time: 5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Eastern Time

WVIZ/PBS ideastream
Idea Center Board Room
1375 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115


In partnership with WVIZ/PBS ideastream, REL Midwest created a 30-minute, documentary-style public television program that presents the research on academic supports for English learners (ELs). Stories from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District's Multilingual Multicultural Education Program connect the research evidence to practice by highlighting real students, teachers, and school and district leaders. At the in-person screening, REL Midwest previewed the upcoming broadcast for attendees and hosted a facilitated discussion with attendees and experts featured in the program.

Partnership: Cleveland Collaboration for English Learner Success


  • Diane August, Ph.D., Managing Researcher, REL Midwest (featured in the program)
  • José González, Cleveland Metropolitan School District (in attendance at the screening)
  • Marguerite Lukes, Ph.D., Director of National Initiatives, Internationals Network for Public Schools (featured in the program)
  • Lynn Smolen, Ph.D., Professor of Education, TESOL Program Director, University of Akron (featured in the program)