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January 20, 2017

Spanish-Speaking Students Face Hurdles With Advanced Coursework

The findings from a Regional Education Laboratory Northwest study "reinforce the understanding that language minority students are not a homogenous group."

January 19, 2017

With More Exposure to Science, English-Learners' Achievement Soared

A new study from Education Trust West digs into how six districts, all with sizable English-learner populations, emphasized scientific inquiry and team experiments to support science learning as well as English-language development.

December 22, 2016

A Year-End Look at Our Most-Read Blog Posts on English-Language Learners

The most popular 2016 blog posts included the Every Student Succeeds Act's impact on ELLs and research on the academic achievement of English-learners.

December 01, 2016

ELLs Who Master English Early More Likely to Graduate On Time, Study Finds

An Arizona-based WestEd study found that long-term English-language learners struggled to graduate within four years of entering 9th grade.

November 15, 2016

ACT Wants Scores to Accurately Reflect What English-Learners Learn in School

In a break from past practice, ACT Inc. has announced that it will begin offering accommodations for English-language learners.

November 11, 2016

Site Offers Advice For English-Learner Teachers Discussing the Election

Schools across the nation have offered counseling and support for anxious students in the aftermath of president-elect Donald Trump's victory.

November 08, 2016

California Voters Repeal Ban on Bilingual Education

The ballot measure essentially repeals Proposition 227, the 1998 law that made it tougher for districts to offer bilingual education.

November 07, 2016

Older ELLs Can Face Restricted Learning Opportunities

Middle- and high school-age English-learners are often linguistically and academically isolated, says Peggy Estrada, an associate research scientist at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

November 04, 2016

What Is Quality English-Learner Teaching? No One Really Knows, Researcher Says

What does it take to be a competent, high-quality teacher for ELLs? Research has yet to provide solid answers, says Patricia Gándara of the University of California, Los Angeles.

November 02, 2016

Study: Current, Former ELLs Take Fewer Advanced, College-Prep Classes

Barriers that prevent English-language learner students from taking more college-preparatory course work abound.

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