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November 04, 2016

What Is Quality English-Learner Teaching? No One Really Knows, Researcher Says

What does it take to be a competent, high-quality teacher for ELLs? Research has yet to provide solid answers, says Patricia Gándara of the University of California, Los Angeles.

September 20, 2016

Native American English-Learners Target of $3 Million in Federal Grants

The department has awarded about $40 million to schools and tribes since the Native American and Alaska Native Children in School program's launch in 2008.

August 16, 2016

International ELL Teaching Association Seeks New Leader

TESOL International Association's executive director, Rosa Aronson, will step down in spring 2017.

August 08, 2016

As Nation's Students Become More Diverse, Teaching Corps Hasn't Kept Pace

The number of Latino, African-American, and Asian students in public K-12 schools surpassed the number of non-Hispanic whites. But the teaching corps hasn't kept pace.

June 02, 2016

Policy Changes Could Solve the Nation's Bilingual Teacher Shortage, Group Argues

Unnecessary hurdles keep multilingual school aides from becoming fully-licensed teachers in classrooms where they're sorely needed to educate an ever-expanding English-language learner population.

April 07, 2016

Science Curriculum for English-Language Learners Shows Promise, Study Finds

National test data indicate that English-learners struggle with science and research has found that few teachers feel prepared to provide science instruction to them.

December 11, 2015

Improving Instruction for English-Learners Is Aim of Ed. Dept. Grants

Soon-to-be Education Secretary John King says the grants are a "smart investment in biliteracy, family and community engagement, and expanding professional development for educators."

August 25, 2015

Will Hiring More Native American Teachers Improve Tribal Schools?

During the 2011-12 school year, less than one percent of teachers nationwide identified as American Indian or Alaska Native.

August 10, 2015

Houston Groups Pledge Millions to Boost Bilingual, STEM Education

The funds are designed to develop and recruit teachers and support bilingual and STEM education through the arts.

August 05, 2015

Miami-Dade Schools Take Steps to Overhaul Spanish-Language Instruction

The district plans to undertake a $4 million curriculum overhaul and launch a new graduate certificate program to develop more qualified foreign language instructors.

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