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June 04, 2018

Using Data to Decode English-Learner Education

The Migration Policy Institute published the first in a series of reports that aim to educate parents, policymakers, and the public about how to find and use data to examine whether schools are adequately serving their English-language-learner students.

May 30, 2018

English-Learners and ESSA: Many States Are Lowering Academic Goals, Advocates Charge

More than half of states' ESSA plans intentionally set lower academic goals for English-learners, at least seven states have plans that flout key provisions of the federal education law, and nearly 20 percent of state plans allow schools to earn high ratings even if ELLs are struggling, according to new policy briefs.

November 22, 2017

Dual-Language Programs Boost Student Achievement in English, Study Finds

The dual-language classes paved the way to English-proficiency for non-native speakers. The findings are consistent with other research that touts the benefits of two-way language instruction.

November 09, 2017

Does English-Language-Learner Classification Help or Hinder Students?

Recent research offers conflicting views on a critical topic: How should educators classify ELL students who are on the cusp of English proficiency?

August 11, 2017

Back-to-School Reading for English-Language-Learner Teachers

From reports about efforts to create quality learning materials for ELLs to tips on how to help students develop literacy skills, here are some stories that caught our eye this month.

July 28, 2017

Another Round of Summer Reading for English-Language-Learner Educators

For time-crunched educators looking for tips and insights on their work with English-language learners, we've curated our second summer reading list.

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.

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