The amount of time that can be cut from the mandatory four-hour block of English-only instruction depends on a student's grade level and English proficiency.
The initiative, called the Native Youth Communities Projects Program, encourages grantees to blend strategies to close the achievement gap with culturally relevant programs.
The study followed three cohorts of English-learner students in Arizona over six school years to assess their progress.
The how-to guide will mark the latest federal effort to provide an equitable education for ELLs, the largest-growing segment of the United States' public school population.
A new report from the Urban Institute and Migration Policy Institute details social-emotional, health-related and financial hardships that children with deported or detained immigrant parents face.
The tool kit is a companion to joint guidance the departments released in January to remind schools of their federal obligations to the nation's nearly 5 million English-learners.
This Education Week story examines efforts to counter discrimination and bias in a Colorado school system where 60 percent of students are English-language learners.
A Los Angeles judge ruled last fall that the state failed to ensure that districts provided English-language learners with services required under federal law.
Miami-Dade joins the District of Columbia, Chicago and a growing number of states in offering the special recognition for students.
A Migration Policy Institute report finds that children of immigrants are more likely to form "positive connections with the larger U.S. society" when schools view the students positively.