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November 14, 2014

Academic Benefits of Mexican-American Studies Reaffirmed in New Analysis

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

Researchers Identify 'Goldilocks Effect' of Reclassification on High School ELLs

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

North Carolina's Convincing Case for Dual-Language Learning

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

Education Outcomes on the Uptick for Latino Students, Report Says

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

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.

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