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December 18, 2014

California Puts More Attention on Long-Term English-Language Learners

Many students struggle to learn English because schools fail to monitor their progress, adequately train teachers or provide appropriate curriculum.

November 21, 2014

Obama Relaunches Immigration Campaign From Las Vegas High School

Acknowledging that his latest action on immigration may not outlive his presidency, President Obama pledged to work with Congress to find long-term legislative solutions.

July 15, 2014

Two High Schools for English-Learners to Open in Prince George's County, Md.

The 125,000-student district outside of Washington is partnering with CASA de Maryland and the Internationals Network for Public Schools to open two high schools to serve ELLs and recently arrived immigrants.

June 11, 2014

Civil Rights Groups Sue Texas Districts Over English-Learner Services

The lawsuit alleges that tens of thousands of English-learners across Texas are receiving substandard instruction.

May 06, 2014

ELLs and Their Peers: What They Teach Each Other in the Classroom

A group of researchers at the University of Virginia will study how the social interactions between ELLs and their fluent English-speaking peers in mainstream classrooms impact learning.

May 01, 2014

Are School Turnaround Efforts Overlooking English-Learners?

An evaluation of the federal School Improvement Grant program found that schools with large numbers of English-learners were falling short in meeting their needs.

August 01, 2012

New York Becomes Second State to Recognize Biliteracy

The Empire State joins California to offer high school graduates a special "seal of biliteracy."

July 05, 2012

OCR to Investigate Wake County Discrimination Claim

The Office of Civil Rights will investigate a claim that Wake County Public School System discriminate against limited English proficient students and their parents - especially Latino students - according to the Southern Poverty Law Center and Legal Aid North Carolina

January 05, 2012

Helping Middle and High School 'Newcomers' Succeed

A new study from the Center for Applied Linguistics details features of programs that successfully serve adolescent immigrants who must learn English in a compressed time frame.

October 21, 2011

An Interview with Brooke Hauser, author of New Kids: Part 1

The book traces a year in the life of five teenage immigrants as their language abilities and identities develop at a New York school.

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