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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.

March 22, 2018

Report: To Help Young ELLs Thrive, Cultivate Home Languages and Cultures

Incorporating home languages in classroom rituals and routines and encouraging families to share their culture with the school community can help students in "superdiverse" settings feel more welcome, says a report from the Migration Policy Institute.

March 12, 2018

Immigrant Students Are 'Being Rocked in Really Profound Ways'

Even with the support of schools, the pressure the students face is daunting, educators and experts say.

January 12, 2018

After Trump Insult, Educators Rally Around Haitian, African Students

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

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 07, 2017

Study: ELLs Less Likely to Take Advantage of District School Choice Programs

"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

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 11, 2017

Trump's Immigration Demands Could Pose Dilemma for Educators, Advocates

Congressional Democratic leaders have rejected Trump's demands, saying it shows the administration "can't be serious about compromise."

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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