One key to improving the education of English-language learners in high schools is to better ease the transition for such students from middle to high school, writes a longtime expert on ELLs.
A controversy over the merits of ethnic-studies courses in Arizona's Tucson Unified School District and how to identify disabilities in English-language learners were two of the hottest topics at Learning the Language in 2010.
A guide by two professional-development consultants spells out in great detail how teachers can tailor instruction for English-language learners according to the students' levels of English proficiency.
The nation's schools with high rates of student mobility have larger than average percentages of students who are low-income, receive special education, and are English-language learners
Refugee "Little Bill Clinton," who was the subject of a yearlong series in 2009 about his adjustment to U.S. schools, has been selected for Georgia's Olympic Development Team.
The Philadelphia School District settled with the Pennsylvania Human Rights Commission and the federal government over complaints filed with them about violence against Asian students at South Philadelphia High School on Dec. 9, 2009.
Almost all of the recent proposals to open new charter schools in Massachusetts lack a strong commitment to serve English-language learners, according to Multicultural Education, Training, and Advocacy, Inc., an advocacy group for ELLs based in Somerville, Mass.
One of the goals of the national Early-College High School Initiative, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has been to support English-language learners to succeed in postsecondary education.
In a procedural vote today, the U.S. Senate effectively killed the chances of the DREAM Act passing in the current lame-duck session of Congress.
Some parents of minority students may not be inclined to get involved in their children's schools if they feel the staff make negative assumptions about them and aren't interested in their cultural background, a report released today says.