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November 08, 2012

ELL-Focused Projects Are Big Winners in i3 Competition

Eight out of 20 projects that won grants in the third round of the federal Investing in Innovation competition focus, in part, on improving outcomes for English-language learners.

November 10, 2011

ELLs Not a Major Focus in Leading i3 Proposals

Only a small handful of proposals from likely grantees appear to address needs of English learners

September 19, 2011

New Website Offers Fun Alternative for Practicing a Language

Verbling, a new free website and tool for language learners around the world, is like the popular webchat phenomenon "Chatroulette," but with an educational twist.

May 23, 2011

Are You Doing Something Innovative With ELLs?

The National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition has put out a call for educators to write about their innovative approaches to educating ELLs in 300 words or less.

May 11, 2011

Innovation: A Career and Technical School for ELLs Only

In September, the New York City Department of Education expects to open a new school for English-language learners that has a mission of preparing them to graduate with skills recognized by the graphic-arts industry.

February 09, 2011

Latino Advocacy Group Starts Bilingual Cyber Charter School

ASPIRA of Pennsylvania has launched a bilingual cyber school, approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

October 21, 2010

White House Honors Boston Arts Program for ELLs

An out-of-school arts program received a White House award yesterday for having reduced the dropout rate among English-language learners in Boston.

May 24, 2010

English-Learning Blog Carnival Submissions Due May 31

Submissions for the next English-Learning Blog Carnival are due May 31.

May 11, 2010

Innovation: LUCHA Helps ELLs Get High School Credits

A program that provides online courses to English-language learners in Spanish while they learn English is continuing to gain a foothold in Texas public schools.

February 02, 2010

Phila. District Offers Callers a Language Hotline

The Philadelphia school district has a message on its voice mail system notifying callers that a language hotline is available for interpretation in languages other than English or Spanish.

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