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July 21, 2014

Accurate Identification of ELLs With Disabilities Challenges Schools

Historically, English-language learners have tended to be over-represented in special education, but in more recent years, under-representation also has been a problem.

August 30, 2012

San Diego Focuses on Accurate Identification of ELLs With Disabilities

The California school district is trying to reverse a years-long trend of sending too many English-language learners into special education programs.

July 11, 2012

Education Department to Study ELLs with Disabilities

Researchers will examine the practices related to identification of English-learners with disabilities in six school districts.

November 07, 2011

Spanish-Language Resources for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities

A new online guide is meant to help Spanish-speaking parents recognize signs of learning disabilities in their children and advocate for them in school.

May 25, 2011

One State's Problems With Identifying ELLs With Disabilities

Massachusetts school districts are likely mistakenly identifying many English-language learners as having disabilities when they don't and also are not adequately serving many of those who are properly identified, a report released today concludes.

April 14, 2011

Software Company to Host April 21 Webinar on RTI and ELLs

A software company that makes online supplementary learning materials for English-language learners will host a webinar about how to use a framework of response to intervention with English-language learners on April 21.

March 30, 2011

National Center to Host Chat on RTI and English-Learners

The National Center on Response to Intervention is hosting a chat today on one of the hottest topics discussed on this blog, how to implement response to intervention for English-language learners.

June 21, 2010

No 'Right Test' For Identifying ELLs With Disabilities

Identifying English-language learners who have disabilities is not just about giving students the right test, said a keynote speaker recently at a meeting in New York state of educators interested in improving how their school districts determine if ELLs need special education services.

May 07, 2010

Study: How One School Carried Out RTI for ELLs Badly

A case study about how one school poorly implemented "response to intervention" raises red flags about whether it's a good approach for English-language learners.

March 30, 2010

Free Webinar About RTI and ELLs

The National Center for Response to Intervention is hosting a free Webinar April 29 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time on how to apply RTI to English-learners.

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