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January 11, 2016

New Federal K-12 Law Fails to Address 'Value of Bilingualism,' ELL Scholars Say

Some ELL researchers say the new ESSA law fails to make bilingualism and biliteracy a priority for all students in the United States, including English learners.

December 02, 2015

ESEA Rewrite Could Serve as 'Huge Civil Rights' Bill for ELLs, Some Advocates Say

The legislation would do more to hold all schools, not just those with significant ELL enrollments, accountable for the education of non-native English speaking students.

November 06, 2015

CCSSO Offers Guidance on Reclassification of English-Language Learners

Determining when to exit students from language-learner status is a "high-stakes" decision, the authors of a new report say.

October 22, 2015

Pre-K Literacy Key to English-Language Learner Reclassification, Study Finds

Analysis shows that students who don't achieve English-proficiency by the time they reach upper elementary are less likely to ever do so

September 23, 2015

Report Questions Arizona's Approach to English-Learner Instruction

The study followed three cohorts of English-learner students in Arizona over six school years to assess their progress.

September 21, 2015

Feds Offer Guide to Providing Quality Education for English-Language Learners

The tool kit is a companion to joint guidance the departments released in January to remind schools of their federal obligations to the nation's nearly 5 million English-learners.

August 27, 2015

Parents of ELLs With Disabilities Sue Philadelphia Schools

The complaint alleges that thousands of children are denied adequate special education services because their parents don't speak or read English.

July 23, 2015

Report Offers Guiding Principles to Support ELLs With Disabilities

The English-learner population is growing quickly, but there's still little research on how to best evaluate these students for special education needs, according to a federal report.

June 25, 2015

San Francisco Seeks Federal OK For Plan to Upgrade ELL Services

The head of the U.S. Justice Department's Civil Rights Division praised the plan, calling it a "critical step toward ensuring that all students, no matter their language background, have an equal opportunity to access that dream."

April 10, 2015

Civil Rights Group Backs Language-Learner Provisions in ESEA Rewrite

The bill would provide incentives to states and school districts to implement policies to significantly improve instruction for English-learners.

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