The U.S.- and foreign-born children grow up learning English in school while also hearing and speaking one of more than 350 languages used in the United States at home.
An Arizona-based WestEd study found that long-term English-language learners struggled to graduate within four years of entering 9th grade.
A federal investigation found that the East Hartford, Conn., school system failed to provide adequate language services to parents and guardians with limited English skills.
Immigration advocates worry that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy could be a target of the Trump administration's plan to crack down on illegal immigration.
In a break from past practice, ACT Inc. has announced that it will begin offering accommodations for English-language learners.
Schools across the nation have offered counseling and support for anxious students in the aftermath of president-elect Donald Trump's victory.
The ballot measure essentially repeals Proposition 227, the 1998 law that made it tougher for districts to offer bilingual education.
Middle- and high school-age English-learners are often linguistically and academically isolated, says Peggy Estrada, an associate research scientist at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
What does it take to be a competent, high-quality teacher for ELLs? Research has yet to provide solid answers, says Patricia Gándara of the University of California, Los Angeles.
A member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, Dearman inherits the reins of an agency that has been plagued by financial mismanagement and rampant staff turnover for decades.