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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.

September 14, 2011

Arizona Agrees to Stop Monitoring Teacher Fluency

Arizona has agreed to stop monitoring its English-language learner teachers' fluency, following an investigation and pending lawsuit.

September 13, 2011

Ed. Department Awards Grants to Improve ELL Teaching

The U.S. Department of Education awards $14.8 million in grants to colleges and universities supporting English-language learner instructors' professional development.

September 09, 2011

One Opinion: New Assessments Should Keep ELLs in Mind

A commentary writer says English-language learners' needs should be considered from the get-go when drafting the new, common core assessments.

August 16, 2011

Report: 'Academic Vocabulary' Lessons Boost Reading Skills

Word Generation, a new vocabulary program for middle school students, targets academic language to boost reading comprehension, particularly among ELLs.

August 01, 2011

ELLs Can Integrate Effectively, Reports Emphasize

Two new reports about English-language learners discuss some of the newest trends in education: charter schools and early-learning programs.

July 12, 2011

ELLs Less Likely to Take Advanced Math and Science

English-language learners are almost as likely as students fluent in the language to attend high schools that offer advanced math and science courses, but they're less likely than their fluent peers to be enrolled in those courses, data from the U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights show.

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