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August 18, 2017

Research Aims to Bring English-Learner Data Into Focus

Arguing that this data is too often misused and misunderstood, two reports offer guidance for educators and advocates who want to fairly treat and evaluate ELLs.

August 11, 2017

Back-to-School Reading for English-Language-Learner Teachers

From reports about efforts to create quality learning materials for ELLs to tips on how to help students develop literacy skills, here are some stories that caught our eye this month.

July 28, 2017

Another Round of Summer Reading for English-Language-Learner Educators

For time-crunched educators looking for tips and insights on their work with English-language learners, we've curated our second summer reading list.

June 30, 2017

Bracing for a Showdown Over Immigration Rights, DACA

As the Trump administration looks to ramp up its immigration crackdown, advocates are rolling out how-to guides to teach schools and educators how to protect the rights of undocumented students.

June 16, 2017

Status of DACA, Dreamers Remains 'Under Review,' Trump Administration Says

The executive order could have lifted the deportation threat for parents of millions of America's K-12 students and eased educator concerns about separating school-aged children from their parents.

May 17, 2017

Why Did Immigration Officials Visit a N.Y.C. Elementary School?

Citizenship and Immigration Services agents were looking to verify information for a green card applicant, not take the child into custody. The visit to the Queens school sparked a social media firestorm.

May 15, 2017

Educators Rebuff Immigration Agent Who Asked About 4th Grader

School officials at a Queens, N.Y., elementary school turned a federal immigration officer away as part of a districtwide policy to keep immigration agents from approaching students and parents on school property without a warrant or court order.

May 01, 2017

Immigration Raids on School Grounds May Be Banned in Rhode Island

The legislation would prohibit what it describes as "sensitive locations," including schools, from granting access to federal agents.

April 05, 2017

Group Wants to Ban Undocumented Students From Public Schools

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, the founder of American Children First cited the words and actions of President Donald Trump as motivation for the effort.

April 03, 2017

Top Democrats Tell DeVos: Immigrant Student Rights Must Be Protected

Lawmakers cautioned that the educational rights of undocumented students could be trampled on as the new administrations expands its immigration enforcement actions.

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