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June 18, 2019

Evaluating English-Learners for Special Education Is a Challenge. Here's Help

Two new resources aim to help educators determine whether English-learners' struggles in schools stem from learning disabilities. Experts say educators often struggle to identify these students and to steer them to the right services.

May 23, 2019

Itinerant English-Learners Pose Challenges for School Systems

A new study that sought to examine learning conditions across the country for long-term English-learners found that 1 in 5 of the students are highly mobile, and may not have access to consistent language support as a result.

March 30, 2018

Don't Underestimate, Shortchange ELLs With Disabilities, Researcher Argues

A Lehigh University researcher found that some educators though bilingualism was "too lofty a goal" for English-language learners with disabilities.

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.

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.

October 17, 2016

New York City ELL Study Offers Glimpse into National English-Learner Trends

A recently released report on English-learner reclassification patterns may hold value for ELL educators and policymakers across the nation.

September 23, 2016

Ed. Dept. Releases ESSA Guidance for English-Language Learners

The guidance, which is non-binding, covers a range of fiscal and monitoring issues in Title III.

August 05, 2016

How Will ESSA Rules Change Education for English-Language Learners?

Advocacy groups and researchers are taking a deeper look at what changes may be on the horizon for English-language learners and the people responsible for educating them.

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.

June 02, 2016

Feds Urge Broad Support for Nation's Youngest Bilingual Learners

A new federal government policy statement aims to increase awareness about the challenges that young English-language learners face and proven strategies to address them.

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