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August 27, 2015

Parents of ELLs With Disabilities Sue Philadelphia Schools

The complaint alleges that thousands of children are denied adequate special education services because their parents don't speak or read English.

August 26, 2015

Chicago to Conduct Citywide Audit of Services for English-Language Learners

Over the next six months, staff will interview school employees and review records and instructional materials to ensure compliance with federally mandated services for English-learners.

August 24, 2015

Critics Protest Opening of Houston Arabic Immersion Elementary School

Arabic is the second-most common foreign language spoken at home in the Houston school district, and the metropolitan region has seen its Arabic-speaking population spike in recent years.

August 14, 2015

Network for Immigrant Students to Open First Middle School

The Internationals Network for Public Schools already operates high school campuses in New York City, the San Francisco Bay Area and the Washington area, specializing in English-language learner education.

August 12, 2015

American Academy to Launch National Study on Foreign Language Learning

The goal: start a nationwide conversation about the need for investment in foreign language and international education.

August 12, 2015

Undocumented Immigrant Children Banned from Indiana Preschools

Despite the policy, there has been some effort to reach out to families who do not speak English as a first language

August 10, 2015

Houston Groups Pledge Millions to Boost Bilingual, STEM Education

The funds are designed to develop and recruit teachers and support bilingual and STEM education through the arts.

August 07, 2015

How Long Does It Take ELLs to Develop English Proficiency?

It's a question on the mind of many educators. Most researchers agree that proficiency is linked to academic success in other content areas.

August 06, 2015

Connecticut Wins Flexibility in Accountability for ELLs

Under the state's renewed No Child Left Behind waiver, schools won't have to count the achievement of ELLs who have been in the country for less than two years for accountability purposes.

August 06, 2015

Florida, Idaho Join Largest ELL Consortium

With the two additions, membership in WIDA, World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment, is now at 36 states.

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