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March 30, 2018

Don't Underestimate, Shortchange ELLs With Disabilities, Researcher Argues

A Lehigh University researcher found that some educators though bilingualism was "too lofty a goal" for English-language learners with disabilities.

March 29, 2018

How 5 Districts Unlock ELLs' Math Potential

Across the country, many English-learners don't have access to the same high-quality math courses that their native English-speaking peers do. These five California districts offer a road map to change.

March 22, 2018

Report: To Help Young ELLs Thrive, Cultivate Home Languages and Cultures

Incorporating home languages in classroom rituals and routines and encouraging families to share their culture with the school community can help students in "superdiverse" settings feel more welcome, says a report from the Migration Policy Institute.

March 21, 2018

ELL Education Group Unveils Six Principles for Teacher and Student Success

The principles were developed to help educators cultivate multilingualism, work to develop global citizens, and support students' home languages and cultural backgrounds to achieve those goals.

January 25, 2018

The National Shortage of ELL Teachers Has Caught the Eye of Congress

Legislation proposed by congressional Democrats would create a grant program intended to help colleges of education and school districts partner on creating curricula for aspiring ELL teachers.

January 19, 2018

Watch: A Parent's Campaign to Break Down Language Barriers for ELL Families

When Teresa Garcia's children started school, she often felt lost in translation. Her campaign for improved language services helped break down barriers for English-learner families.

January 17, 2018

Rising Number of ESL Students Poses Challenges for U.S. Schools

The number of English-as-a-second-language speakers in public schools is on the rise, but recent research shows that the quality of education for those students in many K-12 schools is falling short.

December 20, 2017

From Trump's Immigration Crackdown to Foreign Language Learning, Here Are Top ELL Posts in 2017

In 2017, Learning the Language blog readers were drawn to stories about foreign language education, the Trump administration's aggressive stance on immigration, and research that explored the benefits of bilingualism.

December 19, 2017

English-Learner Graduation Rates Rise Nationally, But Lag in Several States

In five states, Arizona, Louisiana, Maryland, New York, and Virginia, fewer than 50 percent of English-language learners graduate high school in four years. Some states produced much better results.

November 27, 2017

Massachusetts Law Paves the Way for More Bilingual Education

The new law overturns a nearly 15-year-old law that had eliminated bilingual education in most of the state's public schools.

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