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January 08, 2016

Will Schools Be Prepared for Latest Surge of Unaccompanied Minors?

While districts can estimate how many new students they will be absorbing from the border crisis, many won't know how many additional resources they'll need until students show up.

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 09, 2015

How Many Superintendents Are Former English-Language Learners?

Sergio Paez, newly hired to be superintendent in Minneapolis, and Valeria Silva, the schools chief in neighboring St. Paul, are both one-time English-learners, who say their own experiences as ELLs inform their work.

November 20, 2015

Some U.S. Schools Help Immigrant and Refugee Students Find Foothold

PBS Newshour is airing a two part series on English-language learners and refugee students, shedding some light on the realities that refugee children face as they integrate into America's school systems.

October 28, 2015

Prior Education Determines How Refugee ELLs Adjust to U.S. Schools

A new analysis from the Migration Policy Institute examines the role that prior education experiences play in refugee students' adjustment to K-12 schools.

October 26, 2015

Teachers Should Adapt to Culture of Newcomer ELLs, Researchers Argue

The Migration Policy Institute report painted a picture of teachers and their students with limited or no formal education struggling to bridge cultural and language gaps.

October 20, 2015

Federal Guide Outlines Supports for Undocumented H.S. and College Students

The guide should help school leaders support children "regardless of actual or perceived immigration status," wrote Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

October 16, 2015

Unaccompanied Minors Face Uneven Experiences in U.S. Schools

Local school districts have felt the "most visible and immediate impact" of the surge of unaccompanied minors, a report from the Migration Policy Institute argues.

September 21, 2015

Study: Children With Deported, Detained Parents Face Early Educational Obstacles

A new report from the Urban Institute and Migration Policy Institute details social-emotional, health-related and financial hardships that children with deported or detained immigrant parents face.

August 14, 2015

Network for Immigrant Students to Open First Middle School

The Internationals Network for Public Schools already operates high school campuses in New York City, the San Francisco Bay Area and the Washington area, specializing in English-language learner education.

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