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September 29, 2016

Bureau of Indian Education Joins WIDA Consortium on English-Learners

Joining WIDA allows BIE educators to home in on one set of exams and standards to measure English-language proficiency among American Indian and Alaska Native children.

September 22, 2016

Teachers Should Have Say on When Students Exit ELL Status, Guidance Argues

Guidance suggests that relying on a single, high-stakes assessment when determining when students exit English-language learner is problematic.

September 20, 2016

Native American English-Learners Target of $3 Million in Federal Grants

The department has awarded about $40 million to schools and tribes since the Native American and Alaska Native Children in School program's launch in 2008.

September 20, 2016

English-Language-Learner Classification Can Impede Student Growth, Study Finds

A new study out of the University of Oregon found that designating early elementary students who are close to being proficient in English as ELLs may actually do more harm than good.

August 18, 2016

Los Angeles Unified Expands Dual-Language, Bilingual Programs

The expansion is part of an effort to teach more children in the nation's second-largest school system to read and write, not just speak, in multiple languages.

August 16, 2016

International ELL Teaching Association Seeks New Leader

TESOL International Association's executive director, Rosa Aronson, will step down in spring 2017.

August 12, 2016

ELL Parents Can Boost Their Children's English Skills By Doing These Two Things

Spanish-speaking children experience significant improvements in English-language acquisition during preschool when they have a good grasp of the letters and numbers in their home language.

August 08, 2016

As Nation's Students Become More Diverse, Teaching Corps Hasn't Kept Pace

The number of Latino, African-American, and Asian students in public K-12 schools surpassed the number of non-Hispanic whites. But the teaching corps hasn't kept pace.

August 05, 2016

How Will ESSA Rules Change Education for English-Language Learners?

Advocacy groups and researchers are taking a deeper look at what changes may be on the horizon for English-language learners and the people responsible for educating them.

July 27, 2016

Former English-Language Learner to Lead Texas' Largest School District

San Francisco Unified Superintendent Richard Carranza is the lone finalist for the top job in Houston, the nation's seventh-largest school district.

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