The state's plan for educating English-language learners under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act falls short of equity for the state's 300,000 ELLs, advocates argue. The education secretary and federal education officials see things differently.
While the Trump administration proposal would not strip student eligibility for Head Start, the federal school lunch program, or the Individual with Disabilities Education Act, it could still affect millions of school-aged children who live with immigrant parents.
In this seventh installment on the growth in dual-language learning, two experts from Delaware explore how state education leaders can build capacity to support both students and educators.
Democrats in Congress are pushing legislation to help increase the skills and knowledge of teachers who work with English-learners, including how to identify and teach ELLs with disabilities and how to promote family and community engagement.
In this sixth installment on the growth in dual-language learning, an expert argues that true dual-language education is not just learning how to speak another language. The experience provides an opportunity to immerse a student in both language and culture.
In this fifth installment on the growth in dual-language learning, the executive director of the BUENO Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Colorado, Boulder., says districts should focus on the what students and their families need, not what educators want.
In this fourth installment on the growth in dual-language learning, the director of dual-language education in Portland, Ore., says schools must have a clear reason for why they are offering dual-language instruction.
In this third installment on the growth in dual-language learning, one expert says broad access to programs is important, but that students need an early start to reap the benefits.
In this second installment on the growth in dual-language learning, one expert advises schools to take a year to plan a new program and commit to a K-12 endeavor to teach students to read, write, and speak fluently in two languages.
Florida is the only state without an Every Student Succeeds Act plan approved by the federal education secretary. Two civil rights groups say things should stay that way, for now.