It's a question on the mind of many educators. Most researchers agree that proficiency is linked to academic success in other content areas.
Under the state's renewed No Child Left Behind waiver, schools won't have to count the achievement of ELLs who have been in the country for less than two years for accountability purposes.
With the two additions, membership in WIDA, World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment, is now at 36 states.
A new study found that unaccompanied minors encounter obstacles when trying to register for K-12 classes in New York City, because there is not support available for English-language learners at many neighborhood schools.
The district plans to undertake a $4 million curriculum overhaul and launch a new graduate certificate program to develop more qualified foreign language instructors.
A new study from the Regional Education Laboratory Northwest found that English-language learners subject to suspension or expulsion had "substantially" lower achievement on state tests than ELLs who weren't.
The English-learner population is growing quickly, but there's still little research on how to best evaluate these students for special education needs, according to a federal report.
The fifth installment of the National Spanish Spelling bee ended with the competition's second repeat winner.
It's an issue to watch as Congress rewrites the Elementary and Secondary Education Act--and as states are approved for waiver renewals under the current law.
Emerging research shows that schools that are strategic in their approaches to help newcomer youth adjust to their environment may help them be more successful.