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May 17, 2016

Program Uses Graphs, Data to Help ELL Families Track Student Performance

Graphs and data help parents, who are English learners with low literacy skills, understand their students' academic progress through a WestEd program.

May 16, 2016

Suburban Schools Unprepared for Influx of Immigrant Students, Report Argues

New student populations can tax districts' funding sources, highlight the need for a more diverse teaching corps, and unmask divisive community sentiment about the education of English-learners.

May 02, 2016

Report: Unaccompanied Minors Blocked From Enrolling in School in 14 States

An Associated Press investigation found the migrant students were barred from enrolling in K-12 schools, kept out of class for months, or sent to alternative programs that are deemed inferior.

April 18, 2016

Obama Immigration Program Faces Supreme Court Scrutiny

In a case with implications for schools, the justices weigh the program that offers relief from deportation for unauthorized immigrant parents of U.S. children.

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 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.

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 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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