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May 11, 2017

What Can Educators Do to Increase Graduation Rates for English-Learners?

Numerous factors can squash the prospects of high school graduation for English-learners, including a lack of strong relationships with school staff and obligations to work or serve as family caregivers that may conflict with spending time at school, a new report says.

February 28, 2017

Schools Often Fail to Educate, Support English-Language Learners

In a wide-ranging report on the state of education for ELLs, one theme is consistent: The nation's public schools must devote more resources and research to educating students who aren't native English speakers.

December 22, 2016

A Year-End Look at Our Most-Read Blog Posts on English-Language Learners

The most popular 2016 blog posts included the Every Student Succeeds Act's impact on ELLs and research on the academic achievement of English-learners.

December 07, 2016

Majority of English-Learner Students Are Born in the United States, Analysis Finds

The U.S.- and foreign-born children grow up learning English in school while also hearing and speaking one of more than 350 languages used in the United States at home.

December 01, 2016

ELLs Who Master English Early More Likely to Graduate On Time, Study Finds

An Arizona-based WestEd study found that long-term English-language learners struggled to graduate within four years of entering 9th grade.

October 12, 2016

What High School Education Looks Like for the Nation's English-Learners

A National Center for Education Statistics survey captures a snapshot of the programs and services available to English-language learners enrolled in the nation's public high schools.

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.

July 11, 2016

Lesson-Sharing Site for English-Language-Learner Teachers on the Horizon

A recent alum of the Harvard Graduate School of Education is developing a lesson-sharing website specifically for teachers of English-language learners.

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 02, 2016

Report: Unaccompanied Minors Blocked From Enrolling in School in 14 States

An Associated Press investigation found the migrant students were barred from enrolling in K-12 schools, kept out of class for months, or sent to alternative programs that are deemed inferior.

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