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December 31, 2019

On Bilingualism, Bias, and Immigration: Our Top English-Learner Stories of 2019

Education Week's top English-language learner stories on 2019 explored who's teaching the nation's English-learners and the struggles those educators encounter on the job, how the Trump administration's immigration policies affected students and their families and examined why more schools in the United States are embracing bilingualism.

June 18, 2019

Evaluating English-Learners for Special Education Is a Challenge. Here's Help

Two new resources aim to help educators determine whether English-learners' struggles in schools stem from learning disabilities. Experts say educators often struggle to identify these students and to steer them to the right services.

October 17, 2016

New York City ELL Study Offers Glimpse into National English-Learner Trends

A recently released report on English-learner reclassification patterns may hold value for ELL educators and policymakers across the nation.

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.

June 06, 2016

States Struggle to Identify, Support ELLs with Learning Disabilities

States and schools often have trouble drawing distinctions between English-learner students who struggle with the language and those who have learning disabilities.

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.

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