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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February 01, 2016
January 06, 2016
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
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
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
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
A four-year study finds English-learners and native English speakers in Portland, Ore., alike improved significantly in bilingual schools.
October 30, 2015
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.
September 22, 2015
The how-to guide will mark the latest federal effort to provide an equitable education for ELLs, the largest-growing segment of the United States' public school population.
August 31, 2015
The Westminster, Calif., school system partnered with California State University-Fullerton's National Resource Center for Asian Languages to develop texts.
August 24, 2015
Arabic is the second-most common foreign language spoken at home in the Houston school district, and the metropolitan region has seen its Arabic-speaking population spike in recent years.