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September 11, 2017

Will Your State's ESSA Plan Work for English-Language Learners?

A new brief guides readers through sections in state plans that address English-learner accountability, outlining 33 key questions that educators and advocates should ask.

August 23, 2017

Racial Discrimination Was Behind Ethnic-Studies Courses Ban, Judge Rules

Opponents argued that a 2010 law, which in part banned courses designed primarily for students of a particular ethnic group, targeted Mexican Americans and other minority groups.

August 22, 2017

Refugee Students Don't Negatively Affect the Education of Peers, Study Finds

School districts across the country have faced criticism and legal scrutiny amid complaints that they deny immigrant and refugee students access to an adequate education.

August 18, 2017

Research Aims to Bring English-Learner Data Into Focus

Arguing that this data is too often misused and misunderstood, two reports offer guidance for educators and advocates who want to fairly treat and evaluate ELLs.

July 25, 2017

Bilingual Children Can Distinguish Voices in Languages They Don't Know

A New York University study examined how children process information about who is talking, and adds to a growing body of research that demonstrates the benefits of bilingualism.

July 14, 2017

Summer Reading for English-Language-Learner Educators

From how-to videos to a deep-dive investigations, here are links to some of the latest stories and reports exploring the world of English-language learners and the educators who serve them.

June 08, 2017

Civil Rights Groups Take New Mexico to Court in Fight Over Equitable Education

Advocates argue that New Mexico's constitution requires the state to provide an adequate public school education for all school-age children. Two civil rights organizations will make their case in court in a trial that begins next week.

April 20, 2017

District Pays Out $150K to Settle Immigrant's Discrimination Lawsuit

A lawsuit filed in federal court last November by EdLaw New England alleges that the district denied the student his "constitutional and statutory rights."

March 28, 2017

TESOL International Hires New Executive Director

Chris Powers of the Institute of International Education will succeed current TESOL executive director Rosa Aronson, who plans to step down this spring,

March 06, 2017

Tool Aims to Help Schools Better Identify English-Language Learners

A new Regional Education Laboratory tool aims to take some of the guesswork out of the home-language survey process used to identify students who need extra support to learn English.

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