What started out as an effort to promote educational equity for English-language learners in California may be morphing into something else as more states pass legislation that honors high school graduates who demonstrate fluency in two or more languages with a special "seal of biliteracy."
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January 11, 2019
January 10, 2019
Using federal data, the researchers traced the academic trajectories of immigrant children who entered the United States before age 16. They found that foreign-born students earn 20 percent more credits in math-intensive courses than English-based courses while in high school.
November 02, 2018
A team of researchers from the University of Minnesota found that using Facebook as a platform for English-language learner writing and engagement helped students build confidence, reduced inhibitions about producing written English, and paved the way for more complex language use.
October 18, 2018
"It is imperative that ELs have the same quality of STEM-related learning opportunities as their never EL peers," a new study from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine concludes. The study, led by a blue-ribbon panel, offers a series of recommendations designed to help schools reach that goal.
March 29, 2018
Across the country, many English-learners don't have access to the same high-quality math courses that their native English-speaking peers do. These five California districts offer a road map to change.
January 17, 2018
The number of English-as-a-second-language speakers in public schools is on the rise, but recent research shows that the quality of education for those students in many K-12 schools is falling short.
January 12, 2018
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.
December 19, 2017
In five states, Arizona, Louisiana, Maryland, New York, and Virginia, fewer than 50 percent of English-language learners graduate high school in four years. Some states produced much better results.
December 07, 2017
Educators and researchers are questioning whether the increase in high school completion rates means the needs of those students are being better served in the nation's K-12 schools.
November 02, 2017
A new report from the Migration Policy Institute report examines the key challenges middle and high school educators face in meeting the needs of these students and outlines strategies to help them meet their goals.