"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.
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February 24, 2016
February 23, 2016
Testifying before the Senate education committee, Delia Pompa heaped praise on the Every Students Succeeds Act, but also expressed concerns.
February 22, 2016
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.
February 12, 2016
The featured schools, which have higher-than-average graduation and college-going rates, can serve as "North Stars" for educators struggling to serve their English-language-learner students.
February 10, 2016
L.A. Unified is just the latest district working to assure families that their children can attend school without the threat of deportation.
January 11, 2016
Some ELL researchers say the new ESSA law fails to make bilingualism and biliteracy a priority for all students in the United States, including English learners.
January 08, 2016
While districts can estimate how many new students they will be absorbing from the border crisis, many won't know how many additional resources they'll need until students show up.
January 06, 2016
Starting with the graduating class of 2017, Utah will offer a two-tier seal of biliteracy to recognize students who demonstrate fluency in two or more languages.
January 04, 2016
West Virginia, Arkansas and Iowa were the states where graduation rates for ELLs topped 80 percent. Less than a third of English-learners in Arizona and Nevada graduated on time.
December 30, 2015
With the end of the year fast approaching, here's a roundup of the 10 most popular posts on the Learning the Language blog from 2015