Christina Porter is a literacy coach at Revere High School in Massachusetts and has co-taught William Shakespeare's "The Tempest" and "Midsummer Night's Dream" to a class of English-language learners.

Newcomer centers are increasingly offering academic content as well as classes in beginning English, according to a study by the Center for Applied Linguistics.

A report by two researchers from New York University features efforts to integrate immigrants in to their homelands, including a number of after-school projects from around the world.

An post over at My English Pages makes the case that dictation has a role in the modern ELL classroom.

An advocacy group has filed a complaint with the office for civil rights of the U.S. Department of Education arguing that the Centinela Valley Union High School District discriminated against English-language learners.

I expect to be away from the blog until Thursday, Oct. 8. Here's a news tidbit that I'll leave with you that may be interesting for some English-language learners who would really like to maintain and improve their native language while also learning English. Astronaut Jose Hernandez is tweeting from space in two languages: English and Spanish. (Hat tip to HispanicTips.)...

A column in the Huffington Post about ELLs in charter schools in New York state doesn't have the evidence to match the conclusion of the headline of the column, "Charter Schools Fail Immigrants."

A working group of experts on policy for English-language learners is conducting a survey to find out how states and school districts plan to use stimulus funds for the education of ELLs, and what obstacles might prevent them from doing so.

Margaret Garcia Dugan, the deputy superintendent for the Arizona Department of Education, is running for superintendent of public instruction in Arizona.

A new guide on the legal rights of undocumented students in schools does a good job in spelling out where courts have ruled on a particular issue and where they have not.

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