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October 07, 2014

For English-Learners, an Effective Teacher in Any Language Is What Matters

What's more important for English-learners? A great overall teacher or a teacher with ELL certification?

June 17, 2014

Most Teacher Preparation Falls Short on Strategies for ELLs, NCTQ Finds

The organization's second annual review of preparation programs finds few places that adequately prepare teachers for addressing the language and literacy needs of English-learners.

April 07, 2014

ESL Teachers in Common-Core Era Need Different Prep, Paper Argues

Rethinking how ESL teachers are prepared to support ELLs under new, more rigorous standards in reading, math, and science is essential, three English-learner experts write.

June 18, 2013

Teacher Prep and ELLs: NCTQ's 'Strong' and 'Weak' Programs

Very few teacher preparation programs are adequately addressing the needs of English-language learners, a new review finds.

June 27, 2012

Advocates Call for New Policies to Improve Outcomes for ELLs in Calif.

A new policy brief zeroes in on concrete steps California can take to improve the academic outcomes for its large English-language learner population.

April 30, 2012

A Case for Training All Teachers to Meet Needs of ELLs

A new paper from the Center for American Progress recommends that all teachers need to be adequately prepared to teach English-learners.

February 28, 2012

Teaching Standards in Central States Vary for English Learners

New report describes how seven states' teaching standards address needs of ELLs.

September 13, 2011

Ed. Department Awards Grants to Improve ELL Teaching

The U.S. Department of Education awards $14.8 million in grants to colleges and universities supporting English-language learner instructors' professional development.

May 31, 2011

How Instructional Teams Support Education of ELLs

Having school-level instructional teams is one tool that has helped San Diego's Chula Vista Elementary School District succeed with English-language learners, according to a long-time administrator in the district.

December 28, 2010

Guide Tells How to Differentiate Instruction for ELLs

A guide by two professional-development consultants spells out in great detail how teachers can tailor instruction for English-language learners according to the students' levels of English proficiency.

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