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January 17, 2018

Rising Number of ESL Students Poses Challenges for U.S. Schools

The number of English-as-a-second-language speakers in public schools is on the rise, but recent research shows that the quality of education for those students in many K-12 schools is falling short.

November 27, 2017

Massachusetts Law Paves the Way for More Bilingual Education

The new law overturns a nearly 15-year-old law that had eliminated bilingual education in most of the state's public schools.

November 25, 2017

To Help ELLs Study the Constitution, iCivics Unveils Spanish-Language Civil Rights Game

A set of new upgrades and enhancements, along with the Spanish version, are designed to support all learners, but were intentionally designed with ELLs and struggling readers in mind.

November 22, 2017

Dual-Language Programs Boost Student Achievement in English, Study Finds

The dual-language classes paved the way to English-proficiency for non-native speakers. The findings are consistent with other research that touts the benefits of two-way language instruction.

October 12, 2017

Early Education for Young Dual-Language Learners Weak in Many States, Report Finds

The dual-language-learner population in the United States has grown by about 24 percent since 2000, and now represents about 32 percent of children ages 8 and younger.

October 02, 2017

Early Bilingualism Helps With Learning Languages Later in Life, Study Shows

New research finds a distinct language-learning benefit for people who grew up bilingual or learn another language at an early age.

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.

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