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June 17, 2016

Report: Los Angeles Unified Shortchanges ELLs, Other Disadvantaged Students

The criticism centers on hundreds of millions of dollars in increased state funding designed to benefit students who traditionally struggle academically, the Los Angeles Times reports.

June 10, 2016

The Struggles Undocumented Immigrants Face at High School Graduation

An estimated 65,000 undocumented students graduate from American high schools each year. Most of them aren't valedictorians. Many are still struggling to learn English.

June 06, 2016

States Struggle to Identify, Support ELLs with Learning Disabilities

States and schools often have trouble drawing distinctions between English-learner students who struggle with the language and those who have learning disabilities.

May 17, 2016

Program Uses Graphs, Data to Help ELL Families Track Student Performance

Graphs and data help parents, who are English learners with low literacy skills, understand their students' academic progress through a WestEd program.

May 16, 2016

Suburban Schools Unprepared for Influx of Immigrant Students, Report Argues

New student populations can tax districts' funding sources, highlight the need for a more diverse teaching corps, and unmask divisive community sentiment about the education of English-learners.

May 04, 2016

Arizona, Federal Government Settle Dispute Over English-Language Learners

The U.S. departments of Justice and Education found that the state has failed to properly identify English-learners and prematurely labeled others as fluent in English.

May 02, 2016

Report: Unaccompanied Minors Blocked From Enrolling in School in 14 States

An Associated Press investigation found the migrant students were barred from enrolling in K-12 schools, kept out of class for months, or sent to alternative programs that are deemed inferior.

April 20, 2016

Ron Unz, Architect of California's Proposition 227, Running for U.S. Senate

Unz, a Republican, says he's using his statewide candidacy to rally support against a November ballot measure that could overturn California's longstanding restrictions on bilingual education.

April 18, 2016

Tentative Deal Reached on Native-Language Testing Requirement for ELLs

The Every Student Succeeds Act rulemaking committee has tentatively agreed that states should aim to develop a test in the language that's most commonly spoken by ELLs in the state.

April 07, 2016

Science Curriculum for English-Language Learners Shows Promise, Study Finds

National test data indicate that English-learners struggle with science and research has found that few teachers feel prepared to provide science instruction to them.

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