The principles were developed to help educators cultivate multilingualism, work to develop global citizens, and support students' home languages and cultural backgrounds to achieve those goals.
Even with the support of schools, the pressure the students face is daunting, educators and experts say.
A large majority of educators report having students who have experienced emotional or behavioral problems because they are concerned about immigration enforcement under the Trump administration, according to a new national survey from the Civil Rights Project at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals will remain in effect for recipients after the March 5 deadline originally set by the White House, but the Obama-era program has already begun to unravel for some.
The nation's dual-language-learner population has grown by about 24 percent since 2000, and those students represent a wider range of language and cultures than in the past.
The House Minority Leader delivered a marathon speech in defense of the nearly 700,000 young undocumented immigrants whose temporary protections under DACA were rescinded by President Donald Trump.
Dozens of young immigrants who are protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program -- also known as Dreamers -- will attend the State of the Union address on Tuesday, Jan. 30.
Legislation proposed by congressional Democrats would create a grant program intended to help colleges of education and school districts partner on creating curricula for aspiring ELL teachers.
Congressional Democrats want permanent protections for immigrants shielded under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Republicans warned that a prolonged shutdown would not help negotiations.
When Teresa Garcia's children started school, she often felt lost in translation. Her campaign for improved language services helped break down barriers for English-learner families.