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May 11, 2016

A Look at How the Brain Processes Language Patterns

New research and applications may help young children with both normal hearing and deafness improve their literacy.

January 11, 2016

New Federal K-12 Law Fails to Address 'Value of Bilingualism,' ELL Scholars Say

Some ELL researchers say the new ESSA law fails to make bilingualism and biliteracy a priority for all students in the United States, including English learners.

December 02, 2015

ESEA Rewrite Could Serve as 'Huge Civil Rights' Bill for ELLs, Some Advocates Say

The legislation would do more to hold all schools, not just those with significant ELL enrollments, accountable for the education of non-native English speaking students.

September 10, 2015

Discrimination at School Harms Development of Young ELLs, Study Says

A Migration Policy Institute report finds that children of immigrants are more likely to form "positive connections with the larger U.S. society" when schools view the students positively.

August 27, 2015

Parents of ELLs With Disabilities Sue Philadelphia Schools

The complaint alleges that thousands of children are denied adequate special education services because their parents don't speak or read English.

August 07, 2015

How Long Does It Take ELLs to Develop English Proficiency?

It's a question on the mind of many educators. Most researchers agree that proficiency is linked to academic success in other content areas.

November 07, 2011

Spanish-Language Resources for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities

A new online guide is meant to help Spanish-speaking parents recognize signs of learning disabilities in their children and advocate for them in school.

February 10, 2011

Parents of an ELL Tackle Complexity of Spec. Ed. Identification

A story about two parents advocating for their adopted son, an English-language learner, to be placed in special education touches on a thorny issue regarding the education of ELLs.

December 08, 2010

An Illinois High School Uses RTI for English-Learners

A high school in a suburb of Chicago has implemented "response to intervention" first for its English-language learners and is now expanding the effort to involve all students.

November 18, 2010

New York Offers Guidance for RTI With English-Learners

New York State has released guidance for how to implement "response to intervention" that includes considerations for using the educational approach with English-language learners.

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