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August 15, 2019

A 'One-Size-Fits-All' Approach to English-Learner Education Won't Work. Here's Why

The current system results in less access to academic classes for long-term English-learners, a new study argues, while more recent arrivals sometimes fare better.

May 23, 2019

Itinerant English-Learners Pose Challenges for School Systems

A new study that sought to examine learning conditions across the country for long-term English-learners found that 1 in 5 of the students are highly mobile, and may not have access to consistent language support as a result.

April 11, 2019

School Districts Get Creative to Fill English-Learner Teaching Vacancies, Survey Finds

A new survey from the Council of the Great City Schools reveals trends on English-learner enrollment, linguistic diversity, student achievement, professional development, and staffing in the nation's largest school districts.

February 21, 2019

Leading Scholars Criticize Study on 3rd Grade Retention of English-Learners

A group of prominent researchers on English-learners is forcefully challenging the findings of a recent working paper that posits that 3rd grade retention was a benefit to struggling English-learners in Florida.

November 02, 2018

English-Learners and Social Media: Can Facebook Boost Literacy in Two Languages?

A team of researchers from the University of Minnesota found that using Facebook as a platform for English-language learner writing and engagement helped students build confidence, reduced inhibitions about producing written English, and paved the way for more complex language use.

January 12, 2018

Using Data to Help ELLs Succeed Requires Partnerships, Persistence, Report Argues

What do English-learners need to succeed? A Washington-based think tank examines what states can learn from Illinois' efforts to find out what drives or derails ELL achievement.

October 02, 2017

Early Bilingualism Helps With Learning Languages Later in Life, Study Shows

New research finds a distinct language-learning benefit for people who grew up bilingual or learn another language at an early age.

July 28, 2017

Another Round of Summer Reading for English-Language-Learner Educators

For time-crunched educators looking for tips and insights on their work with English-language learners, we've curated our second summer reading list.

May 11, 2017

What Can Educators Do to Increase Graduation Rates for English-Learners?

Numerous factors can squash the prospects of high school graduation for English-learners, including a lack of strong relationships with school staff and obligations to work or serve as family caregivers that may conflict with spending time at school, a new report says.

March 06, 2017

Tool Aims to Help Schools Better Identify English-Language Learners

A new Regional Education Laboratory tool aims to take some of the guesswork out of the home-language survey process used to identify students who need extra support to learn English.

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