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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.

July 25, 2013

English-Learner Population in U.S. Rises, Report Finds

Between 1990 and 2011, the number of individuals living in the United States who did not speak English proficiently grew by 81 percent, according to the Migration Policy Institute.

June 24, 2013

For ELLs, What Does Effective Instruction Look Like?

A new issue of American Educator magazine spotlights what research says about instruction for English-language learners.

June 13, 2013

Asians Are Fastest Growing Race or Ethnic Group, Census Reports

New United States Census Bureau population estimates show that Asians are the fastest-growing race or ethnic group in the country.

May 02, 2013

English-Learners Need More Philanthrophic Investment, Report Says

An analysis shows that philanthropic investments in programs and services specifically for English-learners don't come close to matching the magnitude of the population.

March 22, 2013

English-Learner Achievement Mixed in Big City School Systems

The Council of the Great City Schools has compiled one of the most comprehensive data snapshots to date of English-learners in the nation's largest school systems.

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