Authors of the Pew Research Center Hispanic Trends report say the findings indicate that bilingualism and preserving heritage languages are important in the United States' Hispanic community.
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June 10, 2015
June 08, 2015
One video shares the story of 4th grade student Gian Carlos, an ELL newcomer from Colombia, who's fluent in Spanish, but has little experience in English.
June 05, 2015
In a study of the Houston Independent School District, English-language learners in two-way dual-language programs had higher Spanish reading scores and consistently higher English performance in grade 5 than their ELL peers who were not in dual language.
May 28, 2015
Amid growing criticism of his "extended foreign language" program, Superintendent Alberto Carvalho will convene a task force to develop proposals that could roll out during the 2016-17 school year.
May 27, 2015
The focus has shifted from "the whats of language," namely vocabulary and grammar, to "doing" with language by engaging with academic content, said Kenji Hakuta, a Stanford University professor.
May 20, 2015
The New America Foundations hopes the glossary will pin down what educators mean when they talk about dual-language learners, English-language learners, long-term English learners, and other groups of students.
May 12, 2015
To earn the seal, D.C. students must demonstrate "cultural and communicative competency" in English and another language.
April 20, 2015
In January, leaders in 20 nonprofit organizations wrote to Gov. Jerry Brown, asking him to consider the importance of appointing a champion for ELLs, who constitute a quarter of the state's K-12 student population.
April 02, 2015
Biliteracy seal bills are under consideration in the Indiana, Massachusetts, Nevada, Rhode Island, Utah, and Virginia state legislatures. Several states with large English-language learner enrollment, including California, New York, and Texas, have already approved laws.
February 04, 2015
The longtime educator says English-learners are a population of students who are "historically underserved," but she expects that to change.