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August 02, 2013

New Orleans Schools Face Complaint About Treatment of ELL Families

Two Asian American civil rights groups say a handful of charter schools in the city are failing to provide translated documents and interpretation services for non-English-speaking parents.

March 19, 2013

Parental Involvement Seen as Key to ELL Achievement

A new brief recommends research-based policies for improving schooling for English-language learners.

October 16, 2012

Parenting Program Aims to Help Latinos Close Early-Learning Gaps

A parenting practices program that targets Latino families is showing promising results, a new University of California, Berkeley research brief finds.

October 04, 2012

Children of Black Immigrants Faring Well in Early Years, Study Finds

A new report from the Migration Policy Institute reveals numerous factors in black immigrant families that lead to school success in the early years for their children.

September 19, 2012

Educating ELL Families on Common-Core Standards

A Los Angeles community group hosts a major forum aimed at educating Latino and Spanish-speaking parents about the new common standards in math and English/language arts and what it means for their children who are English-language learners.

April 27, 2012

Study: Pediatric Early Literacy Effort a Boon to English Learners

A non profit program that provides books and uses doctors to advise at-risk families on the importance of reading with children is showing good results for young Latinos.

February 08, 2012

Secretary Arne Duncan Talks Hispanic Education

Questions about higher education, preschool and STEM dominate the discussion.

November 15, 2011

Feds Press Durham, N.C., Schools to Improve Services to Latino Families

The school system is the latest to reach an agreement on how to improve its practices with the U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights.

January 24, 2011

Toyota Supports Literacy Programs for Immigrants

For several years, immigrant and Hispanic families have been the focus for the Toyota Motor Company's 20-year-old family literacy program managed by the National Center for Family Literacy.

December 17, 2010

Report Advises Schools on How to Relate to Minority Parents

Some parents of minority students may not be inclined to get involved in their children's schools if they feel the staff make negative assumptions about them and aren't interested in their cultural background, a report released today says.

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