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“The book provides a root cause analysis of why so many students are failing in America's public schools. The materials translate research into practice and provide a rich collection of data for instructional strategies.”

—Mary Reeve, Director, Services for Exceptional Students

Gallup McKinley County Schools, NM

Innovative, research-based strategies to reach all the learners in your class!

This second edition of the best-selling volume in the What Every Teacher Should Know series presents critical information about teaching learners from diverse racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, language, ability, and special needs backgrounds.

Updated throughout, this essential guide assimilates new data about how the brain processes information and provides tools for understanding and working with diverse students, including a cultural proficiency checklist, a vocabulary pretest and posttest, and a vocabulary summary. Donna Walker Tileston ...


In the increasingly competitive international economy, a good education is the best—and perhaps only—insurance. This is especially true for students who are poor, English language learners, or members of minority groups. “Get a good education,” we say. “It is the best chance you have.”

—Carmen G. Arroyo

No one deserves an inferior education and certainly no teacher wants to provide a watered down version of the curriculum. Carmen Arroyo (2008) says that although states say a good education is important in helping children to become successful adults, they often do not provide equitable resources or equal access to a quality education. “Despite national imagery full of high flying concepts like ‘equal opportunity’ and ‘level playing field,’ English-learner, low-income, and minority students do not get the extra ...

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