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February 07, 2020

The Invisible Burden Some Bilingual Teachers Face

The extra work that many dual-language bilingual educators take on "too often goes unrecognized and is never remunerated," a new small-scale study concludes.

February 04, 2020

Identifying Gifted and Talented English-Learners: Six Steps for District Leaders

Rooting out teacher bias and focusing on family engagement are some of the steps schools can take to identify more English-language learners for gifted and talented education.

January 14, 2020

Spanish Dominates Dual-Language Programs, But Schools Offer Diverse Options

Mandarin Chinese, French, German, and Vietnamese are also among five most-offered types of dual-language programs, a new federal report shows.

January 07, 2020

U.S. Schools See Surge in Number of Arabic- and Chinese-Speaking English-Learners

While Spanish remains the most commonly spoken English-learner language by far, the numbers for speakers of Arabic and Chinese have grown dramatically over the past decade, federal data show.

December 31, 2019

On Bilingualism, Bias, and Immigration: Our Top English-Learner Stories of 2019

Education Week's top English-language learner stories on 2019 explored who's teaching the nation's English-learners and the struggles those educators encounter on the job, how the Trump administration's immigration policies affected students and their families and examined why more schools in the United States are embracing bilingualism.

November 27, 2019

Connecting With English-Learner Families: 5 Ideas to Help Schools

English-language-learner families are less likely to attend parent-teacher conferences and other school-related events, which means they miss out on important opportunities to communicate about their children's academic progress.

November 14, 2019

José Viana, Head of Federal ELL Office to Resign

"I will forever be grateful for the opportunity and privilege I have been given to serve my country and its learners," Viana wrote in an email to supporters this week.

October 15, 2019

100,000 Students Earned the Seal of Biliteracy, But They're in a Handful of States

Dozens of states offer the seal of biliteracy, but more than 80 percent of students who earn the honor are concentrated in just five states, a new report reveals.

August 15, 2019

A 'One-Size-Fits-All' Approach to English-Learner Education Won't Work. Here's Why

The current system results in less access to academic classes for long-term English-learners, a new study argues, while more recent arrivals sometimes fare better.

July 26, 2019

Is Congress Lagging in Nationwide Push for Language Learning?

The popularity of the seal of biliteracy has surged across the country but federal legislation that would fund U.S. Department of Education grants to help states and school districts establish and strengthen programs has repeatedly sputtered in Congress.

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