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.
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January 11, 2016
December 02, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 State has released guidance for how to implement "response to intervention" that includes considerations for using the educational approach with English-language learners.
November 03, 2010
Researchers at the University of Texas, Austin, have created an assessment designed to detect speech-language disorders in children who speak both Spanish and English