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May 04, 2016

Arizona, Federal Government Settle Dispute Over English-Language Learners

The U.S. departments of Justice and Education found that the state has failed to properly identify English-learners and prematurely labeled others as fluent in English.

March 09, 2016

National Council of La Raza Honors Alexander, Murray for Work on ESSA

The new federal K-12 law could do more to hold all schools accountable for the education of non-native English-speaking students, who are overwhelmingly Spanish-speaking Latinos.

February 22, 2016

Spanish, Arabic, Chinese Are the Top Home Languages for ELLs in U.S. Schools

The 10 most commonly reported home languages of English-learners are, in order: Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, English, Vietnamese, Hmong, Haitian Creole, Somali, Russian, and Korean.

January 11, 2016

New Federal K-12 Law Fails to Address 'Value of Bilingualism,' ELL Scholars Say

Some ELL researchers say the new ESSA law fails to make bilingualism and biliteracy a priority for all students in the United States, including English learners.

December 30, 2015

The Most-Read Blog Posts of 2015 From Learning the Language

With the end of the year fast approaching, here's a roundup of the 10 most popular posts on the Learning the Language blog from 2015

December 16, 2015

Report Recommends Longer School Day for English-Language Learners

A study from the National Center on Time and Learning explores how extended school days boosted achievement at three high-poverty U.S. elementary schools.

December 02, 2015

ESEA Rewrite Could Serve as 'Huge Civil Rights' Bill for ELLs, Some Advocates Say

The legislation would do more to hold all schools, not just those with significant ELL enrollments, accountable for the education of non-native English speaking students.

November 06, 2015

CCSSO Offers Guidance on Reclassification of English-Language Learners

Determining when to exit students from language-learner status is a "high-stakes" decision, the authors of a new report say.

September 23, 2015

Report Questions Arizona's Approach to English-Learner Instruction

The study followed three cohorts of English-learner students in Arizona over six school years to assess their progress.

August 07, 2015

How Long Does It Take ELLs to Develop English Proficiency?

It's a question on the mind of many educators. Most researchers agree that proficiency is linked to academic success in other content areas.

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