Dozens of states offer the seal of biliteracy, but more than 80 percent of students who earn the honor are concentrated in just five states, a new report reveals.
A 'lack of communication and collaboration' between researchers who focus on English-learners and those who specialize in content areas such as English, mathematics, and science could pose problems for efforts to close opportunity gaps.
The current system results in less access to academic classes for long-term English-learners, a new study argues, while more recent arrivals sometimes fare better.
Nationally, at least five million children have at least one parent who is undocumented. Supporting those children should be a priority if the threat of a raid is not imminent, advocates said.
The popularity of the seal of biliteracy has surged across the country but federal legislation that would fund U.S. Department of Education grants to help states and school districts establish and strengthen programs has repeatedly sputtered in Congress.
New research suggests that English-language-learner classification has a "direct and negative effect on teachers' perceptions of students' academic skills."
In the class of 2018, 63 percent of California graduates who earned the "seal of biliteracy" spoke a language other than English when they began school, a new advocacy group report finds.
Two new resources aim to help educators determine whether English-learners' struggles in schools stem from learning disabilities. Experts say educators often struggle to identify these students and to steer them to the right services.
A new study that sought to examine learning conditions across the country for long-term English-learners found that 1 in 5 of the students are highly mobile, and may not have access to consistent language support as a result.
A new report from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages determines that U.S. employees are missing out on business opportunities because they struggle to find employees who can communicate in languages other than English.