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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.

August 10, 2018

Few Aspiring Teachers Aim to Work With English-Learners, Report Finds

School districts have struggled for years to find qualified bilingual and ELL-trained teachers, especially in immigrant-rich communities. New data shows the problem may not be going away anytime soon.

August 08, 2018

English-Learners Are a Diverse Group. How Can Schools Meet Their Needs?

A new report makes the case that English-learners have a shared definition, but programs should be designed to meet their specific needs.

June 08, 2017

Civil Rights Groups Take New Mexico to Court in Fight Over Equitable Education

Advocates argue that New Mexico's constitution requires the state to provide an adequate public school education for all school-age children. Two civil rights organizations will make their case in court in a trial that begins next week.

September 27, 2016

Ed. Dept.: Tribes, Districts Must Work Together on Behalf of Native Students

Under the Every Student Succeeds Act, districts with Native students must collect feedback from tribal leaders on any plan or application for federal grants and funds.

September 23, 2016

Ed. Dept. Releases ESSA Guidance for English-Language Learners

The guidance, which is non-binding, covers a range of fiscal and monitoring issues in Title III.

September 23, 2015

Report Questions Arizona's Approach to English-Learner Instruction

The study followed three cohorts of English-learner students in Arizona over six school years to assess their progress.

September 11, 2014

Big-City Districts Delve Into Common-Core Teaching for English-Learners

The Washington-based Council of the Great City Schools is also spearheading a project to upgrade common-core-aligned instructional materials for English-learners.

November 20, 2013

English-Language Learner Clearinghouse To Be Revamped, Ed. Dept. Says

The U.S. Department of Education says a new contract for managing the National Clearinghouse for English-Language Acquisition "reaffirms its continued commitment" to support English-language learner needs.

September 16, 2013

Common Core and ELLs Are Focus of New Online Course

The Stanford University Understanding Language initiative will offer a free, massive online open course, or MOOC, to educators who work with English-learners.

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