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August 11, 2017

Back-to-School Reading for English-Language-Learner Teachers

From reports about efforts to create quality learning materials for ELLs to tips on how to help students develop literacy skills, here are some stories that caught our eye this month.

July 28, 2017

Another Round of Summer Reading for English-Language-Learner Educators

For time-crunched educators looking for tips and insights on their work with English-language learners, we've curated our second summer reading list.

July 20, 2017

After Fight to Reach U.S., Afghan Girls' Robotics Team Applauded for Courage

The international First Global robotics competition event in Washington attracted teams of teenagers from nearly 160 nations, but an all-girls squad from Afghanistan grabbed the spotlight.

July 17, 2017

For English-Learners, Seeing Peers 'Struggle and Persist' Is Beneficial

New research finds that the grit of a student's peers was twice as influential as individual grit in predicting literacy growth for English-language learners.

July 14, 2017

Summer Reading for English-Language-Learner Educators

From how-to videos to a deep-dive investigations, here are links to some of the latest stories and reports exploring the world of English-language learners and the educators who serve them.

June 30, 2017

Bracing for a Showdown Over Immigration Rights, DACA

As the Trump administration looks to ramp up its immigration crackdown, advocates are rolling out how-to guides to teach schools and educators how to protect the rights of undocumented students.

June 16, 2017

Status of DACA, Dreamers Remains 'Under Review,' Trump Administration Says

The executive order could have lifted the deportation threat for parents of millions of America's K-12 students and eased educator concerns about separating school-aged children from their parents.

May 17, 2017

Why Did Immigration Officials Visit a N.Y.C. Elementary School?

Citizenship and Immigration Services agents were looking to verify information for a green card applicant, not take the child into custody. The visit to the Queens school sparked a social media firestorm.

May 15, 2017

Educators Rebuff Immigration Agent Who Asked About 4th Grader

School officials at a Queens, N.Y., elementary school turned a federal immigration officer away as part of a districtwide policy to keep immigration agents from approaching students and parents on school property without a warrant or court order.

May 12, 2017

Lawmaker's Call to Screen ELLs for Deportation Draws Condemnation

A Republican state lawmaker in Oklahoma is justifying the proposal as a way to save money in the state's budget. But federal law expressly prohibits states from denying education to students who may not be in the U.S. legally.

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