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September 28, 2016

Nearly Half of U.S. States Offer Special Recognition for Bilingual Graduates

Tens of thousands of students are earning the honors each year. More than 40,000 students in California, the birthplace of the biliteracy seal, earned the special recognition last school year.

August 18, 2016

Los Angeles Unified Expands Dual-Language, Bilingual Programs

The expansion is part of an effort to teach more children in the nation's second-largest school system to read and write, not just speak, in multiple languages.

August 12, 2016

ELL Parents Can Boost Their Children's English Skills By Doing These Two Things

Spanish-speaking children experience significant improvements in English-language acquisition during preschool when they have a good grasp of the letters and numbers in their home language.

August 02, 2016

U.S. Wants One Million Students Studying Mandarin by 2020

The effort recognizes the growing importance of U.S.-China relations and aims to prepare a new generation of U.S. citizens to engage with China through commerce and culture.

July 11, 2016

Lesson-Sharing Site for English-Language-Learner Teachers on the Horizon

A recent alum of the Harvard Graduate School of Education is developing a lesson-sharing website specifically for teachers of English-language learners.

June 02, 2016

Feds Urge Broad Support for Nation's Youngest Bilingual Learners

A new federal government policy statement aims to increase awareness about the challenges that young English-language learners face and proven strategies to address them.

April 07, 2016

Science Curriculum for English-Language Learners Shows Promise, Study Finds

National test data indicate that English-learners struggle with science and research has found that few teachers feel prepared to provide science instruction to them.

April 06, 2016

New York City Schools Continue Bilingual Program Expansion

The nation's largest school district continues its aggressive expansion of programs to serve English-language learners.

February 22, 2016

Spanish, Arabic, Chinese Are the Top Home Languages for ELLs in U.S. Schools

The 10 most commonly reported home languages of English-learners are, in order: Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, English, Vietnamese, Hmong, Haitian Creole, Somali, Russian, and Korean.

February 01, 2016

Does the Term 'English-Language Learner' Carry a Negative Connotation?

Students at a Massachusetts school think so, and they're petitioning the White House to get the federal government to drop the phrase in favor of a "strength-based label."

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