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June 27, 2018

29% of Children in Public Pre-K Are English-Learners. Are Schools Meeting Their Needs?

While most state-run programs do have policies in place to support young ELLs, the guidelines vary widely in quantity and quality, a new National Institute for Early Education Research report found.

June 04, 2018

Using Data to Decode English-Learner Education

The Migration Policy Institute published the first in a series of reports that aim to educate parents, policymakers, and the public about how to find and use data to examine whether schools are adequately serving their English-language-learner students.

May 01, 2018

Ability to Learn Languages Stays Strong Until Late Teens, New Study Finds

Scientists have long posited that there is a "critical period" for language learning, but new research suggests that the time frame stretches on much longer than previously thought.

March 29, 2018

How 5 Districts Unlock ELLs' Math Potential

Across the country, many English-learners don't have access to the same high-quality math courses that their native English-speaking peers do. These five California districts offer a road map to change.

March 22, 2018

Report: To Help Young ELLs Thrive, Cultivate Home Languages and Cultures

Incorporating home languages in classroom rituals and routines and encouraging families to share their culture with the school community can help students in "superdiverse" settings feel more welcome, says a report from the Migration Policy Institute.

February 22, 2018

Schools Are Ill-Prepared to Educate 'Superdiverse' English-Learners

The nation's dual-language-learner population has grown by about 24 percent since 2000, and those students represent a wider range of language and cultures than in the past.

January 19, 2018

Watch: A Parent's Campaign to Break Down Language Barriers for ELL Families

When Teresa Garcia's children started school, she often felt lost in translation. Her campaign for improved language services helped break down barriers for English-learner families.

January 17, 2018

Rising Number of ESL Students Poses Challenges for U.S. Schools

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.

November 27, 2017

Massachusetts Law Paves the Way for More Bilingual Education

The new law overturns a nearly 15-year-old law that had eliminated bilingual education in most of the state's public schools.

November 25, 2017

To Help ELLs Study the Constitution, iCivics Unveils Spanish-Language Civil Rights Game

A set of new upgrades and enhancements, along with the Spanish version, are designed to support all learners, but were intentionally designed with ELLs and struggling readers in mind.

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