The Administrative Challenge: Making it Work

Michael Klentschy
El Centro, California, Public Schools

A seasoned administrator engages participants in a discussion of how a geographically isolated, small city school district surrounded by an agricultural rural area with all of the at-risk characteristics of poverty, unemployment, and a high preponderance of non-English speaking students has implemented and sustained a high-quality language-rich program of science instruction. For almost a decade, Michael Klentschy, superintendent of the El Centro, Calif., school system, has encountered and addressed obstacles to learning. In this session he will discuss powerful methods and strategies the district has used to connect ESL, writing, and science.

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