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May 19, 2017

Teaching and Welcoming English-Learners: New Guide Offers Advice

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.

March 17, 2017

English-Language Learners: How Schools Can Drive or Derail Their Success

Recent changes in federal law require all states to standardize how they identify and reclassify ELLs; a researcher says it may prove difficult.

February 28, 2017

Schools Often Fail to Educate, Support English-Language Learners

In a wide-ranging report on the state of education for ELLs, one theme is consistent: The nation's public schools must devote more resources and research to educating students who aren't native English speakers.

December 22, 2016

A Year-End Look at Our Most-Read Blog Posts on English-Language Learners

The most popular 2016 blog posts included the Every Student Succeeds Act's impact on ELLs and research on the academic achievement of English-learners.

December 01, 2016

ELLs Who Master English Early More Likely to Graduate On Time, Study Finds

An Arizona-based WestEd study found that long-term English-language learners struggled to graduate within four years of entering 9th grade.

November 07, 2016

Older ELLs Can Face Restricted Learning Opportunities

Middle- and high school-age English-learners are often linguistically and academically isolated, says Peggy Estrada, an associate research scientist at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

November 04, 2016

What Is Quality English-Learner Teaching? No One Really Knows, Researcher Says

What does it take to be a competent, high-quality teacher for ELLs? Research has yet to provide solid answers, says Patricia Gándara of the University of California, Los Angeles.

November 02, 2016

Study: Current, Former ELLs Take Fewer Advanced, College-Prep Classes

Barriers that prevent English-language learner students from taking more college-preparatory course work abound.

October 17, 2016

New York City ELL Study Offers Glimpse into National English-Learner Trends

A recently released report on English-learner reclassification patterns may hold value for ELL educators and policymakers across the nation.

October 14, 2016

Many Reclassified ELLs Still Need English-Language Support, Study Finds

Students who test out of English-language development programs continue to "struggle with the higher demands of English language arts and math," the WestEd study found.

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