A California 5th grader's poem about her grandfather, an immigrant from China, has been selected as the winning entry for the "Celebrate America" contest sponsored by the American Immigration Council.


Fourteen language programs authorized by the Higher Education Opportunity Act were cut by 40 percent in the fiscal 2011 budget.


Having school-level instructional teams is one tool that has helped San Diego's Chula Vista Elementary School District succeed with English-language learners, according to a long-time administrator in the district.


The National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition is hosting a free webinar on how to teach science to English-language learners on June 7, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern time.


A White House official said that the Obama administration wants to see school districts move forward in making native-language assessments available for English-language learners.


Two experts on ELLs are among the commissioners appointed to the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.


Massachusetts school districts are likely mistakenly identifying many English-language learners as having disabilities when they don't and also are not adequately serving many of those who are properly identified, a report released today concludes.


Over at the Teacher channel, educators are giving advice to a teacher of English-language learners on how to work within some constraints provided administrators that don't seem to show an understanding of the needs of such students.


The National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition has put out a call for educators to write about their innovative approaches to educating ELLs in 300 words or less.


New tests for the Common Core State Standards Initiative should pay particular attention to how formative tests designed within the assessment systems can improve outcomes form English-language learners, a researcher from WestEd contends in a paper released this week.


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