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June 12, 2018

English-Learners Aren't 'Perpetually Struggling,' We Just Aren't Gauging Their Progress, Study Finds

The gaps between multilingual and English-only students have been closing faster than you think, finds a new study.

May 10, 2016

Bridging Language Gaps for Deaf Children

New research and applications may help young children with both normal hearing and deafness improve their literacy.

October 23, 2015

Academic Language Drives English-Learner's Fluency Speed

English language-learners who enter kindergarten with a basic grasp of academic language, "either in their primary language or in English," are more likely over time to be reclassified as former ELLs, a new analysis has found.

October 07, 2014

Does a Teacher's ELL Specialty Trump Overall Value-Added Effectiveness?

If you are trying to improve math and reading for English-language learners, look for great teachers overall, not just ELL teachers.

August 20, 2014

Language Skills Can Shape Children's Impulse Control, Research Says

Can limited vocabulary silence the better angels of students' nature? New research suggests poor speech skills may cause later behavior problems.

May 09, 2014

Researcher Argues NCLB, Common Core Emphasize English-only Approach

A study finds that NCLB created pressure to eliminate bilingual education and one of its authors says common core may do the same.

February 19, 2014

American Academy of Pediatrics Endorses Myth-Busting Report on Multilingualism

A research review endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics contradicts common myths such as the erroneous idea that learning second languages confuses children, and the mistaken belief that immigrant parents should be encouraged to speak to their children in English.

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