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January 11, 2019

Do Schools Value the Bilingualism of English-Learners?

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."

January 10, 2019

Study: Language Barriers Can Steer Immigrant Students to STEM Courses

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

English-Learners and Social Media: Can Facebook Boost Literacy in Two Languages?

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

English-Learners Often Denied Full Access to STEM Education, Report Finds

"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

How 5 Districts Unlock ELLs' Math Potential

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

Rising Number of ESL Students Poses Challenges for U.S. Schools

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

Using Data to Help ELLs Succeed Requires Partnerships, Persistence, Report Argues

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

English-Learner Graduation Rates Rise Nationally, But Lag in Several States

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

What's Behind Rising Graduation Rates for English-Learners and Native-American Students?

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

Helping Newcomer English-Language Learners Earn High School Diplomas

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.

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