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February 18, 2020

The Nation's English-Learner Population Has Surged: 3 Things to Know

The number of English-learner students in U.S. schools has increased 28 percent since 2000; 43 of 50 states have experienced an uptick in enrollment, federal data indicate.

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.

November 01, 2019

The Latino Teacher-Student Divide: 5 Steps to Close the Gap

The number of K-12 Latino teachers has more than quadrupled over the last three decades, but the growth has not kept pace with the explosive growth in the nation's Latino student population. A new report from New America suggests ways to narrow the gap.

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.

May 08, 2019

Many Native American Students Don't Learn About Their Languages and Cultures in School

Students at Bureau of Indian Education schools were more likely to report being exposed to Native languages and culture when compared to their peers attending traditional public schools.

April 24, 2019

100,000 Undocumented Students Graduate From U.S. High Schools Each Year, Analysis Finds

The new analysis significantly increases the annual estimate of undocumented high school students earning diplomas that has long been used in debates about immigration and special protections for immigrant youth who were illegally brought to the U.S. as children.

April 11, 2019

School Districts Get Creative to Fill English-Learner Teaching Vacancies, Survey Finds

A new survey from the Council of the Great City Schools reveals trends on English-learner enrollment, linguistic diversity, student achievement, professional development, and staffing in the nation's largest school districts.

June 25, 2018

Lawsuit Over a Student's Deportation Sparks Furor in Boston Schools

A lawsuit claimed that the school district and outgoing Superintendent Tommy Chang have a "disturbing practice" of handing over student information to immigration authorities. Chang, an immigrant himself, fires back.

June 04, 2018

Using Data to Decode English-Learner Education

The Migration Policy Institute published the first in a series of reports that aim to educate parents, policymakers, and the public about how to find and use data to examine whether schools are adequately serving their English-language-learner students.

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