Some immigrants really go to heroic efforts to make time to attend English classes, as a video about the day in the life of the Evans Community Adult School in Los Angeles demonstrates.


Kate Menken, an assistant professor of linguistics at City University of New York, will be a guest today for a chat at EdWeek about educating English-language learners. The chat will begin at 2 p.m., Eastern time, and will last for one hour.


The San Francisco school district opened a school at the end of last month that replicates ones for immigrant students that have a strong track record in New York City.


The Horne v. Flores case concerning ELLs in Arizona ruled on by the U.S. Supreme Court in June will head back to federal court this month, according to stories by the Associated Press and Arizona Republic.


U.S. schools aren't doing enough to educate the children of immigrants so that they can compete with upcoming generations of youths in places such as Hong Kong, Korea, and Finland, argue Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco and Carola Suarez-Orozco in a Sept. 5 column in the Huffington Post.


An editorial in the Boston Globe and a response from someone who has been active for years in the national debate over how to best teach English to children from immigrant families suggest that Boston educators have ignored their responsibility to make sure ELLs get special help to learn the language.


Kate Menken, an assistant professor of linguistics at the City University of New York, will be guest of an EdWeek chat on educating long-term English-language learners on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Eastern time.


Educators often diminish the importance of focusing on students' skills in speaking and listening in English as well as reading and writing, says a thoughtful post over at a new blog created by Ballard & Tighe, which publishes an English-proficiency test. The post is written by three consultants who specialize in education for ELLs at the Teacher Writing Center. The writers say that "practical experience and formal research underscore the significance of oral language as a critical part of an English-learner's achievement of full language proficiency." Speaking English is a precursor to reading and writing, they argue. They go on to ...


Three scholars of language-minority students, or those who come from homes where a language other than English is spoken, have edited a book that attempts to convey the latest research and policy analysis concerning these students.


Children of immigrants account for about one-quarter of children in the nation under age 5, and their share of school enrollment will grow as they move into elementary school, according to a report on student demographics by the Washington-based Urban Institute.


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