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November 07, 2014

Teaching ELLs: Arkansas Educator Shares His Approach to Language Instruction

First grade teacher Justin Minkel writes about instructional approaches and classroom strategies that help English-learners thrive.

October 20, 2014

North Carolina's Convincing Case for Dual-Language Learning

Three years of test data show that students in all demographic groups who were in two-way dual-language programs outscored their peers who were not in dual language on state reading and math exams.

October 07, 2014

For English-Learners, an Effective Teacher in Any Language Is What Matters

What's more important for English-learners? A great overall teacher or a teacher with ELL certification?

September 11, 2014

Big-City Districts Delve Into Common-Core Teaching for English-Learners

The Washington-based Council of the Great City Schools is also spearheading a project to upgrade common-core-aligned instructional materials for English-learners.

April 14, 2014

Denver District Taps DREAMers for Teaching Jobs

Superintendent Tom Boasberg says that undocumented college graduates would provide a pool of bilingual teachers as well as educators who can empathize with the district's immigrant students.

March 07, 2014

ELLs' Literacy Improved Under Popular Instructional Model, Study Finds

The first phase of a four-year study found that English-learners in Project GLAD classrooms performed better on reading comprehension, vocabulary, and some writing tasks than their peers whose teachers did not use the instructional approach.

December 03, 2013

Iowa Task Force Outlines Challenges for State's English-Language Learners

Demographic shifts and low achievement levels for English-learners are prompting Iowa education officials to examine how to improve services.

October 30, 2013

ESL Teachers, Academic Language, and the Common-Core Standards

A new Education Week special report delves into some of the issues facing educators as they transition to the common standards and struggle to make them accessible to English-language learners.

October 28, 2013

ELLs and Common Core: Denver Students Dig Into Persuasive Reading, Writing

Watch teachers and students engage with a rigorous, English/language arts unit designed for middle school English-language learners.

July 11, 2013

Education for Adult English-Learners Faltering, Report Asserts

Instructional programs for adult English-language learners need a major overhaul, a new report argues.

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