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The U.S. Department of Education has released a five-step guide for educators on the hunt for tech tools to support their English-language-learner students and guidance to teachers already using technology in their classrooms.


"It is imperative that ELs have the same quality of STEM-related learning opportunities as their never EL peers," a new study from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine concludes. The study, led by a blue-ribbon panel, offers a series of recommendations designed to help schools reach that goal.


Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Haitian Creole are the most prevalent native languages spoken by English-learners in America's public schools, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Education.


Over the past decade, English-learner enrollment in K-12 schools has increased by more than 100 percent in 11 states. While the number of ELL students is on the rise, the quality of education those students receive may not be keeping pace.


Researchers from the National Center for Research on Gifted Education visited elementary and middle schools in three states to study schools that had "exemplary" track records in spotting academically talented ELLs. Nationally, only 2 percent of English-learners are enrolled in gifted and talented programs.


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