An English-as-a-second-language teacher in New York City was successful in teaching ELLs so they could pass the English Regents exam, but he thinks his writing lessons were meaningless for students over the long-term.
Identifying English-language learners who have disabilities is not just about giving students the right test, said a keynote speaker recently at a meeting in New York state of educators interested in improving how their school districts determine if ELLs need special education services.
A significant number of states now identify English-language learners in preschool, even though their state laws for providing services to ELLs apply only to students in K-12.
The Obama administration has rejected a request by four undocumented college students for an executive order halting deportations of such youths who have come to the United States illegally as children.
Freshmen enrollment of Hispanics at postsecondary institutions grew by 15 percent from 2007 to 2008, according to a report released today by the Washington-based Pew Research Center.
Grantmakers for Education has observed that issues affecting ELLs are off the radar screen for most funders.
Three groups of funders have joined together to host a meeting in New York City next week about strategies for making English-language learners a high priority among grantmakers and policymakers.
Researchers Sharon Vaughn and Alba Ortiz have summarized in a straightforward way what is known about how to apply "response to intervention" to English-language learners in an article posted at Colorín Colorado.
An Arizona lawmaker is poised to introduce a bill that would deny U.S. citizenship to children of illegal immigrants born in Arizona.