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February 28, 2017

Schools Often Fail to Educate, Support English-Language Learners

In a wide-ranging report on the state of education for ELLs, one theme is consistent: The nation's public schools must devote more resources and research to educating students who aren't native English speakers.

December 22, 2016

A Year-End Look at Our Most-Read Blog Posts on English-Language Learners

The most popular 2016 blog posts included the Every Student Succeeds Act's impact on ELLs and research on the academic achievement of English-learners.

December 07, 2016

Majority of English-Learner Students Are Born in the United States, Analysis Finds

The U.S.- and foreign-born children grow up learning English in school while also hearing and speaking one of more than 350 languages used in the United States at home.

November 08, 2016

California Voters Repeal Ban on Bilingual Education

The ballot measure essentially repeals Proposition 227, the 1998 law that made it tougher for districts to offer bilingual education.

November 02, 2016

A Primer on Helping Immigrant Students Feel Welcome in School

Mired in controversy, a district takes steps to repair its rapport with immigrant students and their families.

October 14, 2016

Many Reclassified ELLs Still Need English-Language Support, Study Finds

Students who test out of English-language development programs continue to "struggle with the higher demands of English language arts and math," the WestEd study found.

October 12, 2016

Bilingual vs. English-Only: Arguments For and Against California's Prop. 58

The upcoming vote has reignited a passionate debate over how to best educate California's 1.4 million English-learners.

October 03, 2016

An Illustrated Guide to the ABCs of English-Language-Learner Education

Available in English and Spanish, the guide is designed to help parents "ask the right questions and support your child on their journey as an English-learner."

September 29, 2016

Bureau of Indian Education Joins WIDA Consortium on English-Learners

Joining WIDA allows BIE educators to home in on one set of exams and standards to measure English-language proficiency among American Indian and Alaska Native children.

September 22, 2016

Teachers Should Have Say on When Students Exit ELL Status, Guidance Argues

Guidance suggests that relying on a single, high-stakes assessment when determining when students exit English-language learner is problematic.

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