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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.

November 25, 2017

To Help ELLs Study the Constitution, iCivics Unveils Spanish-Language Civil Rights Game

A set of new upgrades and enhancements, along with the Spanish version, are designed to support all learners, but were intentionally designed with ELLs and struggling readers in mind.

November 22, 2017

Dual-Language Programs Boost Student Achievement in English, Study Finds

The dual-language classes paved the way to English-proficiency for non-native speakers. The findings are consistent with other research that touts the benefits of two-way language instruction.

November 02, 2017

Helping Newcomer English-Language Learners Earn High School Diplomas

A new report from the Migration Policy Institute report examines the key challenges middle and high school educators face in meeting the needs of these students and outlines strategies to help them meet their goals.

October 12, 2017

Early Education for Young Dual-Language Learners Weak in Many States, Report Finds

The dual-language-learner population in the United States has grown by about 24 percent since 2000, and now represents about 32 percent of children ages 8 and younger.

October 02, 2017

Early Bilingualism Helps With Learning Languages Later in Life, Study Shows

New research finds a distinct language-learning benefit for people who grew up bilingual or learn another language at an early age.

August 22, 2017

Refugee Students Don't Negatively Affect the Education of Peers, Study Finds

School districts across the country have faced criticism and legal scrutiny amid complaints that they deny immigrant and refugee students access to an adequate education.

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