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September 21, 2015

Feds Offer Guide to Providing Quality Education for English-Language Learners

The tool kit is a companion to joint guidance the departments released in January to remind schools of their federal obligations to the nation's nearly 5 million English-learners.

September 17, 2015

District Works to Root Out Bias Against Spanish-Speaking Students, Teachers

This Education Week story examines efforts to counter discrimination and bias in a Colorado school system where 60 percent of students are English-language learners.

August 31, 2015

Vietnamese Dual-Language-Immersion School Opens in California

The Westminster, Calif., school system partnered with California State University-Fullerton's National Resource Center for Asian Languages to develop texts.

August 25, 2015

Will Hiring More Native American Teachers Improve Tribal Schools?

During the 2011-12 school year, less than one percent of teachers nationwide identified as American Indian or Alaska Native.

August 07, 2015

How Long Does It Take ELLs to Develop English Proficiency?

It's a question on the mind of many educators. Most researchers agree that proficiency is linked to academic success in other content areas.

August 05, 2015

Miami-Dade Schools Take Steps to Overhaul Spanish-Language Instruction

The district plans to undertake a $4 million curriculum overhaul and launch a new graduate certificate program to develop more qualified foreign language instructors.

June 10, 2015

Majority of Hispanics Want Young People to Speak Spanish, Survey Shows

Authors of the Pew Research Center Hispanic Trends report say the findings indicate that bilingualism and preserving heritage languages are important in the United States' Hispanic community.

June 03, 2015

What's the Top Home Language for ELLs?

The Migration Policy Institute and Middlebury Interactive Languages released separate reports on the topic this week. Their findings diverge on several key points.

May 29, 2015

Tribal District Grad Rate Soars After Hiring More Native Teachers

A Wisconsin district has increased its percentage of Native teachers and is seeing improved outcomes for students.

May 07, 2015

Montana Governor Signs Laws to Promote, Preserve Tribal Languages

The legislation signed by Gov. Steve Bullock will fund new language immersion programs in five Montana school systems and subsidize already-existing language preservation efforts.

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