The Rethinking Equity and Teaching for English Language Learners (RETELL) initiative and the SEI Endorsement courses began in selected districts in the spring of 2013. Teachers and administrators in additional districts will begin trainings this school year. There have been considerable questions about this initiative. To address questions and concerns, the MTA has created a series of advisories to explain the requirements for teachers and districts.
Information will be updated as it becomes available on the MTA website (http://www.massteacher.org/advocating/toolkits/retell.aspx). If you have additional questions, please contact Cynthia M-H. Schonagel, Assistant for English Language Learners and Teacher Support firstname.lastname@example.org, Beth Shevlin email@example.com or the RETELL team at the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep all received communications for documentation.
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