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February 20, 2019

High-Quality Teaching Materials for ELLs Is Goal of New Initiative

The first products of a multi-district purchasing group that aims to improve curricula for English-learners are middle school math materials, designed with the goal of preparing more ELLs to take Algebra I by 9th grade.

August 13, 2018

Study: Shared Book Reading Boosts English-Learners' Language Skills

English-learners are over-represented among students in U.S. schools who read at below basic levels. A review of 54 studies found that shared book reading can produce a "significant, positive" effect on ELL student outcomes.

March 21, 2018

ELL Education Group Unveils Six Principles for Teacher and Student Success

The principles were developed to help educators cultivate multilingualism, work to develop global citizens, and support students' home languages and cultural backgrounds to achieve those goals.

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.

March 28, 2017

TESOL International Hires New Executive Director

Chris Powers of the Institute of International Education will succeed current TESOL executive director Rosa Aronson, who plans to step down this spring,

January 20, 2017

Spanish-Speaking Students Face Hurdles With Advanced Coursework

The findings from a Regional Education Laboratory Northwest study "reinforce the understanding that language minority students are not a homogenous group."

January 19, 2017

With More Exposure to Science, English-Learners' Achievement Soared

A new study from Education Trust West digs into how six districts, all with sizable English-learner populations, emphasized scientific inquiry and team experiments to support science learning as well as English-language development.

September 27, 2016

Ed. Dept.: Tribes, Districts Must Work Together on Behalf of Native Students

Under the Every Student Succeeds Act, districts with Native students must collect feedback from tribal leaders on any plan or application for federal grants and funds.

May 28, 2015

Miami-Dade Postpones Proposed Changes to Foreign Language Instruction

Amid growing criticism of his "extended foreign language" program, Superintendent Alberto Carvalho will convene a task force to develop proposals that could roll out during the 2016-17 school year.

December 12, 2014

Houston to Open Arabic Immersion Elementary School

Arabic classes have failed to become a common offering in U.S. public schools despite a 2006 initiative by former President George W. Bush to increase the number of U.S. citizens learning, speaking and teaching the language.

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