A team of researchers from the University of Minnesota found that using Facebook as a platform for English-language learner writing and engagement helped students build confidence, reduced inhibitions about producing written English, and paved the way for more complex language use.
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October 18, 2018
"It is imperative that ELs have the same quality of STEM-related learning opportunities as their never EL peers," a new study from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine concludes. The study, led by a blue-ribbon panel, offers a series of recommendations designed to help schools reach that goal.
October 12, 2018
Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Haitian Creole are the most prevalent native languages spoken by English-learners in America's public schools, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Education.
September 27, 2018
The state's plan for educating English-language learners under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act falls short of equity for the state's 300,000 ELLs, advocates argue. The education secretary and federal education officials see things differently.
September 24, 2018
In this seventh installment on the growth in dual-language learning, two experts from Delaware explore how state education leaders can build capacity to support both students and educators.
September 21, 2018
In this sixth installment on the growth in dual-language learning, an expert argues that true dual-language education is not just learning how to speak another language. The experience provides an opportunity to immerse a student in both language and culture.
September 20, 2018
In this fifth installment on the growth in dual-language learning, the executive director of the BUENO Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Colorado, Boulder., says districts should focus on the what students and their families need, not what educators want.
September 19, 2018
In this fourth installment on the growth in dual-language learning, the director of dual-language education in Portland, Ore., says schools must have a clear reason for why they are offering dual-language instruction.
September 18, 2018
In this third installment on the growth in dual-language learning, one expert says broad access to programs is important, but that students need an early start to reap the benefits.
September 17, 2018
In this second installment on the growth in dual-language learning, one expert advises schools to take a year to plan a new program and commit to a K-12 endeavor to teach students to read, write, and speak fluently in two languages.