Thousands of American Indian students also attended government and church-run boarding schools in the 19th and 20th centuries in the United States.
A rule change will allow tribal language teachers to receive a special certification to teach in the state's public schools.
Carmen Fariña, with more than four decades of experience as an educator in New York City, began her own schooling as an English-learner.
The Education Commission of the States outlines a number of policy arenas where states can focus time and energy to help their growing populations of English-learners.
The state will ask the U.S. Department of Education to relax its requirements that English-learners who've been in U.S. schools for 12 months or longer take state language arts tests in English.
The organization will expand its recruitment pool to include candidates who have received temporary relief from deportation and authorization to work.
The Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School wins recognition for its success in integrating adult immigrants and English-language learners into the community.
Education Week takes a close look at the obstacles and opportunities for American Indian children in finding success in school and beyond.
After decades of linguistic and cultural loss, schools on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota strive to teach the Lakota language.
Demographic shifts and low achievement levels for English-learners are prompting Iowa education officials to examine how to improve services.