One-third of children in Australia have at least one immigrant parent, compared with 24 percent of children in the United States. In the United Kingdom the proportion is 16 percent while in Switzerland, it is 39 percent.
The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing has decided to create a new teaching credential to prepare teachers to provide English-language-development instruction at the secondary level.
Two articles in a special issue on "response to intervention" just published by the education journal Theory Into Practice provide advice from researchers on how to carry out the education approach for English-language learners.
The 19th edition of the ESL/EFL/ELL Blog Carnival has been posted and is rich with links to resources for the English-learning classroom.
Eight school districts are currently being investigated in compliance reviews by the Education Department's office for civil rights on whether they provide adequate services for ELLs or their parents.
Patricia Gándara speculates that Arizona's four-hour program for teaching ELLs could become "the preferred instructional model for Arizona and other states as well if sanctioned by the federal court."
Researchers Diane August and Timothy Shanahan will be guests for a free Webinar on effective instruction for English-language learners on Oct. 27, hosted by WestEd.
Boston English-language learners who since 2003 didn't get the ELL services that they were entitled to under federal law are eligible to receive makeup services under a settlement agreement signed today by Boston Public Schools with the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education.
The U.S. Department of Justice and Education reached a settlement agreement today on how Boston Public Schools will fix violations of the civil rights of English-language learners, according to a press release from the Justice Department.
A respected researcher on English-language learners, Lily Wong Fillmore, gave an impassioned plea at a conference this week for schools not to dumb down texts for English-language learners.