States and schools often have trouble drawing distinctions between English-learner students who struggle with the language and those who have learning disabilities.
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June 06, 2016
May 11, 2016
New research and applications may help young children with both normal hearing and deafness improve their literacy.
January 11, 2016
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
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.