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September 22, 2016

Teachers Should Have Say on When Students Exit ELL Status, Guidance Argues

Guidance suggests that relying on a single, high-stakes assessment when determining when students exit English-language learner is problematic.

September 20, 2016

Native American English-Learners Target of $3 Million in Federal Grants

The department has awarded about $40 million to schools and tribes since the Native American and Alaska Native Children in School program's launch in 2008.

September 20, 2016

English-Language-Learner Classification Can Impede Student Growth, Study Finds

A new study out of the University of Oregon found that designating early elementary students who are close to being proficient in English as ELLs may actually do more harm than good.

August 16, 2016

International ELL Teaching Association Seeks New Leader

TESOL International Association's executive director, Rosa Aronson, will step down in spring 2017.

August 12, 2016

ELL Parents Can Boost Their Children's English Skills By Doing These Two Things

Spanish-speaking children experience significant improvements in English-language acquisition during preschool when they have a good grasp of the letters and numbers in their home language.

August 08, 2016

As Nation's Students Become More Diverse, Teaching Corps Hasn't Kept Pace

The number of Latino, African-American, and Asian students in public K-12 schools surpassed the number of non-Hispanic whites. But the teaching corps hasn't kept pace.

July 27, 2016

Former English-Language Learner to Lead Texas' Largest School District

San Francisco Unified Superintendent Richard Carranza is the lone finalist for the top job in Houston, the nation's seventh-largest school district.

July 11, 2016

Lesson-Sharing Site for English-Language-Learner Teachers on the Horizon

A recent alum of the Harvard Graduate School of Education is developing a lesson-sharing website specifically for teachers of English-language learners.

June 17, 2016

Report: Los Angeles Unified Shortchanges ELLs, Other Disadvantaged Students

The criticism centers on hundreds of millions of dollars in increased state funding designed to benefit students who traditionally struggle academically, the Los Angeles Times reports.

June 14, 2016

Why Getting a Student's Name Right Is Important for All School Staff

The research arm of the federal education department says that getting a students' name right is necessary to ensure they're getting the services they need.

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