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October 30, 2015

Reports Spotlight Dual-Language-Learner Programs in D.C., Oregon, Texas

The New American Foundation's Dual Language Learners Work Group takes a look at efforts in three cities to support the development of young dual-language learners.

August 26, 2015

Chicago to Conduct Citywide Audit of Services for English-Language Learners

Over the next six months, staff will interview school employees and review records and instructional materials to ensure compliance with federally mandated services for English-learners.

September 26, 2014

English-Language Learners: California Districts Beating the Odds

A new analysis of ELL performance in some California districts by the Education Trust-West reveals a small number of districts breaking patterns of low achievement for students still learning English.

July 01, 2014

Principal Surveys to Help Build Better ELL Policy

Researchers have launched a new tool to help policymakers better analyze and report the needs of shifting English-learner populations at schools from year to year.

October 21, 2013

Parents, Educators React to Los Angeles Schools' ELL Policy

English Language Learners in L.A. Unified will be sorted into classes based on English fluency levels.

March 22, 2013

English-Learner Achievement Mixed in Big City School Systems

The Council of the Great City Schools has compiled one of the most comprehensive data snapshots to date of English-learners in the nation's largest school systems.

November 12, 2012

Ethnic Studies Could Return to Tucson in Desegregation Plan

Plaintiffs in a long-running desegregation lawsuit against Tucson Unified join the school district and the U.S. Department of Justice in submitting a draft plan to settle the case that calls for bringing back the controversial Mexican-American studies course.

October 10, 2012

Ark. District Asks Former ELLs to Return as Bilingual Teachers

Springdale, Ark., district hopes to lure up to 100 bilingual graduates back as classroom teachers.

July 05, 2012

OCR to Investigate Wake County Discrimination Claim

The Office of Civil Rights will investigate a claim that Wake County Public School System discriminate against limited English proficient students and their parents - especially Latino students - according to the Southern Poverty Law Center and Legal Aid North Carolina

May 30, 2012

Stanford-Led Common Core Project for ELLs Previews New Resources

The "Understanding Language" team of English-learner experts is developing numerous instructional resources to help educators succeed in teaching the more rigorous standards to ELLs.

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