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June 27, 2018

29% of Children in Public Pre-K Are English-Learners. Are Schools Meeting Their Needs?

While most state-run programs do have policies in place to support young ELLs, the guidelines vary widely in quantity and quality, a new National Institute for Early Education Research report found.

March 22, 2018

Report: To Help Young ELLs Thrive, Cultivate Home Languages and Cultures

Incorporating home languages in classroom rituals and routines and encouraging families to share their culture with the school community can help students in "superdiverse" settings feel more welcome, says a report from the Migration Policy Institute.

October 12, 2017

Early Education for Young Dual-Language Learners Weak in Many States, Report Finds

The dual-language-learner population in the United States has grown by about 24 percent since 2000, and now represents about 32 percent of children ages 8 and younger.

July 19, 2017

Very Early Exposure to English Can Help ELLs Flourish, Study Finds

Even waiting until kindergarten to introduce English-learners to English could hinder efforts to help them learn the language, University of Washington researchers argue.

August 12, 2016

ELL Parents Can Boost Their Children's English Skills By Doing These Two Things

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.

March 16, 2016

Study Examines Efforts to Improve Head Start Access for Refugee Children

Research indicates that immigrant families have less access to initiatives such as Head Start, a federally funded program that provides early education for children from low-income families.

October 30, 2015

Reports Spotlight Dual-Language-Learner Programs in D.C., Oregon, Texas

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.

October 22, 2015

Pre-K Literacy Key to English-Language Learner Reclassification, Study Finds

Analysis shows that students who don't achieve English-proficiency by the time they reach upper elementary are less likely to ever do so

September 10, 2015

Discrimination at School Harms Development of Young ELLs, Study Says

A Migration Policy Institute report finds that children of immigrants are more likely to form "positive connections with the larger U.S. society" when schools view the students positively.

August 10, 2015

Houston Groups Pledge Millions to Boost Bilingual, STEM Education

The funds are designed to develop and recruit teachers and support bilingual and STEM education through the arts.

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