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Getting It Right the First Time: Setting Up A System that Will Stand the Test of Time


Palma, Kleber
Kutty, Vinodh
Laglagaron, Lauren


Washington, DC: Migration Policy Institute

Source Information (Journal Title, Date, Length)

May 2009, pages

Description of Resource

This Webinar provides listeners with an overview of two successful Limited English Proficiency (LEP) programs in New York City, NY and Hennepin County, MN. Speakers discuss their work with LEP persons, review tips for long-term program sustainability, and identify key components of the programs' successes, both large and small scale, in creating and maintaining a LEP program. School districts will particularly be interested in the presentation by Kleber Palma, the Director of New York City Department of Education's Translation and Interpretation Unit. He reviews the history of the development of his Unit, services provided by the Unit, and internal policies and procedures that may be replicated by other districts.