Even with the support of schools, the pressure the students face is daunting, educators and experts say.
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March 12, 2018
January 12, 2018
The comments come at a time when more foreign-born black people live in the United States than at any time in history—and many of the residents are children enrolled in the nation's K-12 public schools.
December 19, 2017
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 07, 2017
"Parents should not be treated as a monolithic group when designing and implementing school choice policies," a new Rice University research brief concludes.
October 12, 2017
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 11, 2017
Congressional Democratic leaders have rejected Trump's demands, saying it shows the administration "can't be serious about compromise."
August 22, 2017
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.
August 11, 2017
From reports about efforts to create quality learning materials for ELLs to tips on how to help students develop literacy skills, here are some stories that caught our eye this month.
July 10, 2017
Providing equal opportunities and access for English-learner students has long been an issue in K-12 education. An exclusive Education Week analysis found it's even a problem for the brightest students.
June 16, 2017
The executive order could have lifted the deportation threat for parents of millions of America's K-12 students and eased educator concerns about separating school-aged children from their parents.