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February 28, 2018

Trump's Immigration Policies Hurting Academics and School Attendance, Survey Finds

A large majority of educators report having students who have experienced emotional or behavioral problems because they are concerned about immigration enforcement under the Trump administration, according to a new national survey from the Civil Rights Project at the University of California, Los Angeles.

February 26, 2018

After Supreme Court Declines to Hear Trump's Appeal, DACA Is Still on the Books

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals will remain in effect for recipients after the March 5 deadline originally set by the White House, but the Obama-era program has already begun to unravel for some.

January 29, 2018

A High School 'Dreamer' Will Attend Trump's State of the Union Speech

Dozens of young immigrants who are protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program -- also known as Dreamers -- will attend the State of the Union address on Tuesday, Jan. 30.

January 22, 2018

Government Shutdown Is Over, But DACA and 'Dreamers' Are Still in Limbo

Congressional Democrats want permanent protections for immigrants shielded under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Republicans warned that a prolonged shutdown would not help negotiations.

January 12, 2018

After Trump Insult, Educators Rally Around Haitian, African Students

The comments come at a time when more foreign-born black people live in the United States than at any time in history—and many of the residents are children enrolled in the nation's K-12 public schools.

January 12, 2018

Using Data to Help ELLs Succeed Requires Partnerships, Persistence, Report Argues

What do English-learners need to succeed? A Washington-based think tank examines what states can learn from Illinois' efforts to find out what drives or derails ELL achievement.

January 10, 2018

Federal Judge Blocks Trump's Decision to End DACA

A federal judge ruled that the Department of Homeland Security must allow former Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients to submit renewals for the program, which grants work permits and protection from deportation for 700,000 immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

January 08, 2018

Trump's Latest Immigration Move Could Affect Thousands of Salvadoran Students

Recent decisions by the Trump administration to remove temporary protected status, which grants immigrants to right to live and work in the United States legally, could force 400,000 people to leave the country or face deportation.

December 20, 2017

From Trump's Immigration Crackdown to Foreign Language Learning, Here Are Top ELL Posts in 2017

In 2017, Learning the Language blog readers were drawn to stories about foreign language education, the Trump administration's aggressive stance on immigration, and research that explored the benefits of bilingualism.

December 07, 2017

What's Behind Rising Graduation Rates for English-Learners and Native-American Students?

Educators and researchers are questioning whether the increase in high school completion rates means the needs of those students are being better served in the nation's K-12 schools.

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