Layoffs of bilingual secretaries in several Detroit schools come at a time when the U.S. Department of Education and other organizations have called for districts to redouble their efforts to connect with English-language learner parents.


Sergio Paez, newly hired to be superintendent in Minneapolis, and Valeria Silva, the schools chief in neighboring St. Paul, are both one-time English-learners, who say their own experiences as ELLs inform their work.


The legislation would do more to hold all schools, not just those with significant ELL enrollments, accountable for the education of non-native English speaking students.


PBS Newshour is airing a two part series on English-language learners and refugee students, shedding some light on the realities that refugee children face as they integrate into America's school systems.


A four-year study finds English-learners and native English speakers in Portland, Ore., alike improved significantly in bilingual schools.


An annual report card from a private language-instruction company ranks the English language skills of adults in 70 countries.


A focus on students' deficits can lead to unequal access to meaningful content, two new reports argue.


Determining when to exit students from language-learner status is a "high-stakes" decision, the authors of a new report say.


Federal leaders announced the grants, awarded to eight federally recognized tribes, during the seventh annual White House Tribal Nations Conference.


The New American Foundation's Dual Language Learners Work Group takes a look at efforts in three cities to support the development of young dual-language learners.


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