July 2013 Archives

The bilingual website Colorín Colorado features full lesson plans created for ELLs and videos of teachers using them in the classroom.


The substantive policies around testing supports for English-learners were approved in June by PARCC's governing board.


Between 1990 and 2011, the number of individuals living in the United States who did not speak English proficiently grew by 81 percent, according to the Migration Policy Institute.


Neither group of states working to develop new English-language proficiency tests knows yet how the assessments will cost.


A new study from the Foundation for Child Development finds that the well-being of children of immigrants is influenced much more by race and socioeconomic status than immigration status.


The House Judiciary subcommittee on immigration and border security will consider ideas for legalizing the 2 million unauthorized immigrants who were brought to the United States as children by their parents.


A California advocacy group for ELLs has published a toolkit for educators who want to help support the success of second-language learners with the new common standards.


A large coalition of advocacy groups for Hispanic students and English-learners are urging members of Congress to vote against a Republican rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.


Young children of immigrants lag behind their native-born peers in the early years and need interventions to bolster their academic success.


Instructional programs for adult English-language learners need a major overhaul, a new report argues.


A federal technical review of the common assessments being developed by PARCC and Smarter Balanced says both groups of states must do more to ensure English-learners can access the content tested in the new exams.


A California congresswoman is proposing a $50 million federal grant program to help states establish "seal of biliteracy" programs for their high school graduates.


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