The nation's dual-language-learner population has grown by about 24 percent since 2000, and those students represent a wider range of language and cultures than in the past.
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January 12, 2018
The comments come at a time when more foreign-born black people live in the United States than at any time in history—and many of the residents are children enrolled in the nation's K-12 public schools.
January 08, 2018
Recent decisions by the Trump administration to remove temporary protected status, which grants immigrants to right to live and work in the United States legally, could force 400,000 people to leave the country or face deportation.
December 20, 2017
In 2017, Learning the Language blog readers were drawn to stories about foreign language education, the Trump administration's aggressive stance on immigration, and research that explored the benefits of bilingualism.
October 11, 2017
Congressional Democratic leaders have rejected Trump's demands, saying it shows the administration "can't be serious about compromise."
May 05, 2017
The teenagers were jailed for more than a month, charged with forcing a 14-year-old female student into a boys' bathroom and repeatedly assaulting her.
May 01, 2017
The legislation would prohibit what it describes as "sensitive locations," including schools, from granting access to federal agents.
April 05, 2017
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, the founder of American Children First cited the words and actions of President Donald Trump as motivation for the effort.
February 28, 2017
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.
February 27, 2017
The California School Boards Association addresses questions about what public schools can to do "uphold their obligation to serve all students, regardless of immigration status."