Compasblog by our UK partner Ole Jensen on the mainstreaming of EAL (English as Additional Language). Though subject to various policy changes and cuts, in schools with historically high levels of ethnic diversity the mainstreaming of EMAG funding has resulted in increased budgetary flexibility. In Southwark for example -one of the British case studies in our project- schools have built up considerable EAL expertise. In fact, recent studies indicate EAL students in London achieve higher scores than EAL students in other regions (Strand et al 2015). Read the full blog here.