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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."

January 06, 2016

Utah Unveils New Wrinkle For Seal of Biliteracy Honor

Starting with the graduating class of 2017, Utah will offer a two-tier seal of biliteracy to recognize students who demonstrate fluency in two or more languages.

December 16, 2015

Report Recommends Longer School Day for English-Language Learners

A study from the National Center on Time and Learning explores how extended school days boosted achievement at three high-poverty U.S. elementary schools.

December 10, 2015

Losing Bilingual Support Staff Can Affect ELL Students, Parents

Layoffs of bilingual secretaries in several Detroit schools come at a time when the U.S. Department of Education and other organizations have called for districts to redouble their efforts to connect with English-language learner parents.

November 20, 2015

Some U.S. Schools Help Immigrant and Refugee Students Find Foothold

PBS Newshour is airing a two part series on English-language learners and refugee students, shedding some light on the realities that refugee children face as they integrate into America's school systems.

November 13, 2015

Portland Dual-Language-Immersion Students Outperform Peers in Reading

A four-year study finds English-learners and native English speakers in Portland, Ore., alike improved significantly in bilingual schools.

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.

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