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May 02, 2016

Report: Unaccompanied Minors Blocked From Enrolling in School in 14 States

An Associated Press investigation found the migrant students were barred from enrolling in K-12 schools, kept out of class for months, or sent to alternative programs that are deemed inferior.

March 16, 2016

Study Examines Efforts to Improve Head Start Access for Refugee Children

Research indicates that immigrant families have less access to initiatives such as Head Start, a federally funded program that provides early education for children from low-income families.

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 12, 2016

High Schools With College-Bound ELLs Share Common Practices, Study Finds

The featured schools, which have higher-than-average graduation and college-going rates, can serve as "North Stars" for educators struggling to serve their English-language-learner students.

February 10, 2016

L.A. Unified Bars Federal Immigration Agents From Its Campuses

L.A. Unified is just the latest district working to assure families that their children can attend school without the threat of deportation.

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.

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