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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.

September 24, 2014

Education Outcomes on the Uptick for Latino Students, Report Says

A new analysis from Child Trends Hispanic Institute shows promising progress for Hispanic children in early-childhood participation, math proficiency rates, and high school graduation.

August 19, 2013

For Young ELLs, Learning in Two Languages Best, Review Says

English immersion in early-childhood programs does not lead to better academic outcomes for dual-language learners in the long run, a Foundation for Child Development policy brief concludes.

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.

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