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July 17, 2019

Do English-Language Learners Get Stigmatized by Teachers? A Study Says Yes

New research suggests that English-language-learner classification has a "direct and negative effect on teachers' perceptions of students' academic skills."

March 19, 2019

Bilingual Teachers Are in Short Supply. How Can Schools Cultivate Their Own?

A Washington-based think tank has released a guide to help school districts and states identify, develop, and hire bilingual educators in their own communities.

February 20, 2019

High-Quality Teaching Materials for ELLs Is Goal of New Initiative

The first products of a multi-district purchasing group that aims to improve curricula for English-learners are middle school math materials, designed with the goal of preparing more ELLs to take Algebra I by 9th grade.

February 07, 2019

Differentiated Instruction for English-Learners: A Visual Guide

In a nearly three-minute video, a pair of veteran ELL teachers outline advice on how educators can identify students' individual strengths, needs, and interests and develop lesson plans that are accessible to all English-learners.

October 23, 2018

English-Learners and Ed Tech: A 'Tool Kit' From the Education Department

The U.S. Department of Education has released a five-step guide for educators on the hunt for tech tools to support their English-language-learner students and guidance to teachers already using technology in their classrooms.

October 18, 2018

English-Learners Often Denied Full Access to STEM Education, Report Finds

"It is imperative that ELs have the same quality of STEM-related learning opportunities as their never EL peers," a new study from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine concludes. The study, led by a blue-ribbon panel, offers a series of recommendations designed to help schools reach that goal.

September 21, 2018

ELL Teachers Are in Short Supply. Some Lawmakers Want to Fix That

Democrats in Congress are pushing legislation to help increase the skills and knowledge of teachers who work with English-learners, including how to identify and teach ELLs with disabilities and how to promote family and community engagement.

August 13, 2018

Study: Shared Book Reading Boosts English-Learners' Language Skills

English-learners are over-represented among students in U.S. schools who read at below basic levels. A review of 54 studies found that shared book reading can produce a "significant, positive" effect on ELL student outcomes.

August 10, 2018

Few Aspiring Teachers Aim to Work With English-Learners, Report Finds

School districts have struggled for years to find qualified bilingual and ELL-trained teachers, especially in immigrant-rich communities. New data shows the problem may not be going away anytime soon.

March 29, 2018

How 5 Districts Unlock ELLs' Math Potential

Across the country, many English-learners don't have access to the same high-quality math courses that their native English-speaking peers do. These five California districts offer a road map to change.

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