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July 14, 2017

Summer Reading for English-Language-Learner Educators

From how-to videos to a deep-dive investigations, here are links to some of the latest stories and reports exploring the world of English-language learners and the educators who serve them.

June 08, 2017

Civil Rights Groups Take New Mexico to Court in Fight Over Equitable Education

Advocates argue that New Mexico's constitution requires the state to provide an adequate public school education for all school-age children. Two civil rights organizations will make their case in court in a trial that begins next week.

May 19, 2017

Teaching and Welcoming English-Learners: New Guide Offers Advice

A Teaching Tolerance primer on helping ELL students and their families offers advice on topics ranging from family engagement and anti-bias strategies to classroom culture and instruction.

May 12, 2017

Lawmaker's Call to Screen ELLs for Deportation Draws Condemnation

A Republican state lawmaker in Oklahoma is justifying the proposal as a way to save money in the state's budget. But federal law expressly prohibits states from denying education to students who may not be in the U.S. legally.

May 11, 2017

What Can Educators Do to Increase Graduation Rates for English-Learners?

Numerous factors can squash the prospects of high school graduation for English-learners, including a lack of strong relationships with school staff and obligations to work or serve as family caregivers that may conflict with spending time at school, a new report says.

April 20, 2017

District Pays Out $150K to Settle Immigrant's Discrimination Lawsuit

A lawsuit filed in federal court last November by EdLaw New England alleges that the district denied the student his "constitutional and statutory rights."

March 17, 2017

English-Language Learners: How Schools Can Drive or Derail Their Success

Recent changes in federal law require all states to standardize how they identify and reclassify ELLs; a researcher says it may prove difficult.

February 28, 2017

Schools Often Fail to Educate, Support English-Language Learners

In a wide-ranging report on the state of education for ELLs, one theme is consistent: The nation's public schools must devote more resources and research to educating students who aren't native English speakers.

February 09, 2017

New Podcast Focuses on English-Language-Learner Education

The podcast host wants to "ensure that all English-language learners are able to get an equitable education and really succeed in school."

January 26, 2017

Educators to Trump: ELL, Immigrant Students Need Safe, Well-Funded Schools

TESOL International Association argues that the nation's schools serve as the nation's "de facto immigrant integration system."

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