New Glossary Aims to Offer Clarity on Language-Learner Terms

The New America Foundations hopes the glossary will pin down what educators mean when they talk about dual-language learners, English-language learners, long-term English learners, and other groups of students.


Seattle Schools to Expand ELL Services After Critical State Audit

For two years, the district failed to give a required English placement test to about 1,200 students who reported speaking a language other than English at home.


Bureau of Indian Education Overhaul May 'Fall Short,' Lawmakers Fear

A major goal of the BIE reorganization is to shift its role from a provider of education to overseeing tribal communities that will eventually run their own schools.


D.C. Schools to Offer Seal of Biliteracy

To earn the seal, D.C. students must demonstrate "cultural and communicative competency" in English and another language.


Montana Governor Signs Laws to Promote, Preserve Tribal Languages

The legislation signed by Gov. Steve Bullock will fund new language immersion programs in five Montana school systems and subsidize already-existing language preservation efforts.


To Help Language-Learners, Extend Aid to Their Families Too, New Study Argues

A report from the Center for American Progress finds that that engaging students and parents simultaneously improves the academic and educational well-being of both generations.


Hillary Clinton's Presidential Campaign to Link Immigration, Educational Equity

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton wants to give students who came to the county as undocumented minors a path to citizenship.


Crumbling Schools for American Indian Children Draw Congressional Scrutiny

Decades of neglect and inaction continues to plague federally funded schools for American Indian children, despite scathing watchdog reports and exhortations from tribal leaders and federal officials to repair and replace dilapidated facilities.


English-Learner Advocate Appointed to California Board of Education

In January, leaders in 20 nonprofit organizations wrote to Gov. Jerry Brown, asking him to consider the importance of appointing a champion for ELLs, who constitute a quarter of the state's K-12 student population.


Teen Suicides on South Dakota Reservation Spark Federal Response

Schools on the nation's largest Indian reservation are responding to a string of teen suicides. Such clusters have occurred in communities around the country, experts say.


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