Spanish-speaking children experience significant improvements in English-language acquisition during preschool when they have a good grasp of the letters and numbers in their home language.
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December 30, 2015
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August 12, 2015
The goal: start a nationwide conversation about the need for investment in foreign language and international education.
August 07, 2015
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November 14, 2014
An updated analysis on Tucson's controversial Mexican-American studies program shows that students who participated in the courses were more likely to graduate from high school and pass standardized exams they had previously failed.
November 12, 2014
In an analysis of ELLs in Los Angeles Unified, researchers found that before California toughened scoring on its English-language proficiency test, some high school English-learners may have exited services before they had reached true proficiency in the language.
October 20, 2014
Three years of test data show that students in all demographic groups who were in two-way dual-language programs outscored their peers who were not in dual language on state reading and math exams.
September 24, 2014
A new analysis from Child Trends Hispanic Institute shows promising progress for Hispanic children in early-childhood participation, math proficiency rates, and high school graduation.
July 03, 2014
The U.S. Education Department has awarded several research partnerships money to improve ELL student achievement.