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February 13, 2013

California Drops Out of ELL Assessment Consortium

The state, which recently wrote and adopted new English-language proficiency standards, did not want to wait on other states to catch up.

January 16, 2013

Common Core and ELLs: Reading and Writing Persuasion

Three school districts will pilot a new unit designed for middle school English/language arts students who may also be English-language learners.

December 31, 2012

Immigration and Common Core Among Most-Read ELL Posts

Immigration, the Common Core State Standards, and English-language proficiency were among the most sought-after English-language learner-related stories in 2012.

December 03, 2012

ELLs and Complex Text in the Common Core: An EdWeek Webinar

Four presenters will highlight the role of complex texts in the common standards and how teachers can support English-language learners in accessing grade-level, challenging content.

November 16, 2012

Common Core and ELLs: New Resources From Urban Schools Group

The Council of the Great City Schools has developed a new website to help urban districts educate its staff members and parents, including non-English speakers, on the Common Core State Standards.

November 14, 2012

Testing Groups Work on Accessibility for English-Learners

Experts from Smarter Balanced and PARCC share details on work going on to ensure that English-learners have full access to the common assessments being designed to measure the Common Core State Standards.

November 05, 2012

National Teachers' Union to Host Event on Common Standards, ELLs

The American Federation of Teachers will webcast a Nov. 13 event with national experts who will focus on the needs of English-language learners in the common core era.

November 02, 2012

Report: Scrap One-Size-Fits-All Approach to Teaching ELLs

The Alliance For Excellent Education makes recommendations for both classroom instruction and state-level policy to help English-learners succeed with new college- and career-ready standards.

October 29, 2012

More Resources for Dual Language and Common Core

Last week, I wrote about a handful of efforts that have been undertaken to translate the common standards into languages other than English for dual-language programs. Since then, I've learned that educators in San Francisco are beginning to work on translations for Chinese—both Cantonese and...

October 24, 2012

College Board Puts Spotlight on Needs of ELLs, New Kinds of Tests

Embarking on his tenure as College Board president, David Coleman puts an unusual spotlight on English-learners.

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