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April 06, 2016

New York City Schools Continue Bilingual Program Expansion

The nation's largest school district continues its aggressive expansion of programs to serve English-language learners.

March 28, 2016

Ed. Dept. to Award $3.2 M to Help Preserve Native American Languages

The grant aims to aid Native American students, including Native Hawaiian and Native American Pacific Islanders, who are identified as English-language learners.

March 16, 2016

Study Examines Efforts to Improve Head Start Access for Refugee Children

Research indicates that immigrant families have less access to initiatives such as Head Start, a federally funded program that provides early education for children from low-income families.

March 10, 2016

New York Expands Services for Families Who Speak Little or No English

For the first time, parents have around-the-clock access to interpretation services in about 200 languages. It's part of a push to boost parental involvement in the nation's largest school district.

March 09, 2016

National Council of La Raza Honors Alexander, Murray for Work on ESSA

The new federal K-12 law could do more to hold all schools accountable for the education of non-native English-speaking students, who are overwhelmingly Spanish-speaking Latinos.

March 04, 2016

English-Learners Are Assets, John B. King Jr. Tells Educators in Bilingual Address

In a videotaped address to National Association of Bilingual Education members, John B. King Jr. touted the potential benefits of the Every Student Succeeds Act for ELLs.

February 29, 2016

Ed. Department to Triple Size of Native American Youth Grant Program

Under its Native Youth Community Projects, the U.S. Department of Education will make $17.4 million available to organizations, after awarding $5.3 million last year.

February 24, 2016

'Leaders to Learn From' Honoree Relates to Struggle That Long-Term ELLs Face

"I have a real connection, not only with the immigrant journey, but the English language journey," says Anaheim Union High School District Superintendent Michael Matsuda.

February 23, 2016

New K-12 Law Holds Promise for ELLs, Advocate Says, But Questions Remain

Testifying before the Senate education committee, Delia Pompa heaped praise on the Every Students Succeeds Act, but also expressed concerns.

February 22, 2016

Spanish, Arabic, Chinese Are the Top Home Languages for ELLs in U.S. Schools

The 10 most commonly reported home languages of English-learners are, in order: Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, English, Vietnamese, Hmong, Haitian Creole, Somali, Russian, and Korean.

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