The number of English-as-a-second-language speakers in public schools is on the rise, but recent research shows that the quality of education for those students in many K-12 schools is falling short.
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January 17, 2018
December 20, 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 19, 2017
In five states, Arizona, Louisiana, Maryland, New York, and Virginia, fewer than 50 percent of English-language learners graduate high school in four years. Some states produced much better results.
December 07, 2017
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.
November 02, 2017
A new report from the Migration Policy Institute report examines the key challenges middle and high school educators face in meeting the needs of these students and outlines strategies to help them meet their goals.
July 28, 2017
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May 11, 2017
Numerous factors can squash the prospects of high school graduation for English-learners, including a lack of strong relationships with school staff and obligations to work or serve as family caregivers that may conflict with spending time at school, a new report says.
December 22, 2016
The most popular 2016 blog posts included the Every Student Succeeds Act's impact on ELLs and research on the academic achievement of English-learners.
December 01, 2016
An Arizona-based WestEd study found that long-term English-language learners struggled to graduate within four years of entering 9th grade.
November 07, 2016
Middle- and high school-age English-learners are often linguistically and academically isolated, says Peggy Estrada, an associate research scientist at the University of California, Santa Cruz.