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June 08, 2017

Civil Rights Groups Take New Mexico to Court in Fight Over Equitable Education

Advocates argue that New Mexico's constitution requires the state to provide an adequate public school education for all school-age children. Two civil rights organizations will make their case in court in a trial that begins next week.

June 01, 2017

How Much Foreign Language Is Being Taught in U.S. Schools?

A lack of comprehensive enrollment data on foreign language education in the United States "seriously complicates the analysis of local or national trends, particularly at a time of significant demographic shifts in the U.S. population," concludes a new report sponsored by an arm of the U.S. Department of Defense.

May 19, 2017

Teaching and Welcoming English-Learners: New Guide Offers Advice

A Teaching Tolerance primer on helping ELL students and their families offers advice on topics ranging from family engagement and anti-bias strategies to classroom culture and instruction.

May 12, 2017

Lawmaker's Call to Screen ELLs for Deportation Draws Condemnation

A Republican state lawmaker in Oklahoma is justifying the proposal as a way to save money in the state's budget. But federal law expressly prohibits states from denying education to students who may not be in the U.S. legally.

May 11, 2017

What Can Educators Do to Increase Graduation Rates for English-Learners?

Numerous factors can squash the prospects of high school graduation for English-learners, including a lack of strong relationships with school staff and obligations to work or serve as family caregivers that may conflict with spending time at school, a new report says.

March 28, 2017

TESOL International Hires New Executive Director

Chris Powers of the Institute of International Education will succeed current TESOL executive director Rosa Aronson, who plans to step down this spring,

March 17, 2017

English-Language Learners: How Schools Can Drive or Derail Their Success

Recent changes in federal law require all states to standardize how they identify and reclassify ELLs; a researcher says it may prove difficult.

March 14, 2017

How Do Students Decide Whether to Discuss Their Immigration Status?

A new study finds that elementary school students are often acutely aware of their immigration status, and it affects how and when they participate in school activities.

March 06, 2017

Tool Aims to Help Schools Better Identify English-Language Learners

A new Regional Education Laboratory tool aims to take some of the guesswork out of the home-language survey process used to identify students who need extra support to learn English.

March 02, 2017

Americans Are Falling Behind in Foreign-Language Learning

The first nationwide study of foreign-language learning in nearly three decades concludes that a critical shortage of educators could imperil efforts to boost language learning.

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