What do English-learners need to succeed? A Washington-based think tank examines what states can learn from Illinois' efforts to find out what drives or derails ELL achievement.
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January 12, 2018
November 27, 2017
The new law overturns a nearly 15-year-old law that had eliminated bilingual education in most of the state's public schools.
November 22, 2017
The dual-language classes paved the way to English-proficiency for non-native speakers. The findings are consistent with other research that touts the benefits of two-way language instruction.
July 25, 2017
A New York University study examined how children process information about who is talking, and adds to a growing body of research that demonstrates the benefits of bilingualism.
July 17, 2017
New research finds that the grit of a student's peers was twice as influential as individual grit in predicting literacy growth for English-language learners.
June 01, 2017
A lack of comprehensive enrollment data on foreign language education in the United States "seriously complicates the analysis of local or national trends, particularly at a time of significant demographic shifts in the U.S. population," concludes a new report sponsored by an arm of the U.S. Department of Defense.
November 08, 2016
The ballot measure essentially repeals Proposition 227, the 1998 law that made it tougher for districts to offer bilingual education.
October 12, 2016
The upcoming vote has reignited a passionate debate over how to best educate California's 1.4 million English-learners.
September 28, 2016
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
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.