When Teresa Garcia's children started school, she often felt lost in translation. Her campaign for improved language services helped break down barriers for English-learner families.
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Nationally, there are 18 million children who live with immigrant parents; an estimated 5 million of those children have at least one parent who is undocumented.
June 30, 2017
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.
May 19, 2017
A Teaching Tolerance primer on helping ELL students and their families offers advice on topics ranging from family engagement and anti-bias strategies to classroom culture and instruction.
May 10, 2017
A University of Missouri researcher examines how individual schools can meet the needs of students and families when the threat of deportation or detainment hit close to home.
August 12, 2016
Spanish-speaking children experience significant improvements in English-language acquisition during preschool when they have a good grasp of the letters and numbers in their home language.
June 24, 2016
The fear of having parents forcibly removed from the country could affect the well-being and development of millions of children in K-12 schools, a recent report found.
December 11, 2015
Soon-to-be Education Secretary John King says the grants are a "smart investment in biliteracy, family and community engagement, and expanding professional development for educators."
October 30, 2015
The New American Foundation's Dual Language Learners Work Group takes a look at efforts in three cities to support the development of young dual-language learners.
September 17, 2015
This Education Week story examines efforts to counter discrimination and bias in a Colorado school system where 60 percent of students are English-language learners.