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.
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December 07, 2017
October 31, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
The legislation would prohibit what it describes as "sensitive locations," including schools, from granting access to federal agents.
March 06, 2017
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
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
The upcoming vote has reignited a passionate debate over how to best educate California's 1.4 million English-learners.