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December 07, 2017

What's Behind Rising Graduation Rates for English-Learners and Native-American Students?

Educators and researchers are questioning whether the increase in high school completion rates means the needs of those students are being better served in the nation's K-12 schools.

October 31, 2017

Civil Rights Group Warns States: Don't Bar Immigrant Students From Schools

Federal law established through a 1982 U.S. Supreme Court decision makes clear that schools and districts cannot adopt enrollment policies that deny or discourage children from enrolling because of immigration status.

October 24, 2017

Kids Count: Immigrants and Their Children Face Challenges on Path to Opportunity

Nationally, there are 18 million children who live with immigrant parents; an estimated 5 million of those children have at least one parent who is undocumented.

October 12, 2017

Early Education for Young Dual-Language Learners Weak in Many States, Report Finds

The dual-language-learner population in the United States has grown by about 24 percent since 2000, and now represents about 32 percent of children ages 8 and younger.

August 23, 2017

Racial Discrimination Was Behind Ethnic-Studies Courses Ban, Judge Rules

Opponents argued that a 2010 law, which in part banned courses designed primarily for students of a particular ethnic group, targeted Mexican Americans and other minority groups.

August 18, 2017

Research Aims to Bring English-Learner Data Into Focus

Arguing that this data is too often misused and misunderstood, two reports offer guidance for educators and advocates who want to fairly treat and evaluate ELLs.

May 01, 2017

Immigration Raids on School Grounds May Be Banned in Rhode Island

The legislation would prohibit what it describes as "sensitive locations," including schools, from granting access to federal agents.

March 06, 2017

Tool Aims to Help Schools Better Identify English-Language Learners

A new Regional Education Laboratory tool aims to take some of the guesswork out of the home-language survey process used to identify students who need extra support to learn English.

January 19, 2017

With More Exposure to Science, English-Learners' Achievement Soared

A new study from Education Trust West digs into how six districts, all with sizable English-learner populations, emphasized scientific inquiry and team experiments to support science learning as well as English-language development.

October 12, 2016

Bilingual vs. English-Only: Arguments For and Against California's Prop. 58

The upcoming vote has reignited a passionate debate over how to best educate California's 1.4 million English-learners.

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