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July 03, 2014

Education Department Building Partnerships to Explore ELL Supports

The U.S. Education Department has awarded several research partnerships money to improve ELL student achievement.

May 15, 2014

Sixty Years After Brown, Latino Students Are Most Segregated, Report Says

A surge of Latino students in public schools in the last two decades coincided with a retreat from major desegregation efforts in many school districts, researchers argue.

May 13, 2014

English Fluency Standards Ought to Be Uniform in Calif. Districts, Analysts Say

Consistent and less stringent criteria for reclassifying English-learners could lead to better long-term outcomes for the 1.4 million ELLs in California, argues a new report.

May 06, 2014

ELLs and Their Peers: What They Teach Each Other in the Classroom

A group of researchers at the University of Virginia will study how the social interactions between ELLs and their fluent English-speaking peers in mainstream classrooms impact learning.

May 01, 2014

Are School Turnaround Efforts Overlooking English-Learners?

An evaluation of the federal School Improvement Grant program found that schools with large numbers of English-learners were falling short in meeting their needs.

March 17, 2014

San Francisco's Bilingual Programs as Effective as English Only, Study Finds

By 5th grade, English-learners in San Francisco were equally proficient in English regardless of whether they had been in bilingual programs or English immersion.

March 07, 2014

ELLs' Literacy Improved Under Popular Instructional Model, Study Finds

The first phase of a four-year study found that English-learners in Project GLAD classrooms performed better on reading comprehension, vocabulary, and some writing tasks than their peers whose teachers did not use the instructional approach.

February 19, 2014

Multilingualism an Advantage to Nurture, American Academy of Pediatrics Says

The pediatric organization endorses a myth-busting report on young children who grow up in multilingual environments.

November 04, 2013

Civil Rights Researcher Gary Orfield Calls For New Look at School Segregation

Civil Rights researcher Gary Orfield called for new thinking about school segregation in the 10th annual Brown lecture on education research.

September 09, 2013

English-Learner Research: Ed. Dept. Looking for Guidance

The U.S. Department of Education is asking researchers and the public to provide feedback on what research priorities to should focus on for English-language learners.

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