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February 07, 2020

The Invisible Burden Some Bilingual Teachers Face

The extra work that many dual-language bilingual educators take on "too often goes unrecognized and is never remunerated," a new small-scale study concludes.

February 04, 2020

Identifying Gifted and Talented English-Learners: Six Steps for District Leaders

Rooting out teacher bias and focusing on family engagement are some of the steps schools can take to identify more English-language learners for gifted and talented education.

January 16, 2020

Teaching, Technology, and English-Learners: 5 Things to Know

Few teachers reported assigning English-learners to use digital learning resources outside of class, in part because of concerns about students' lack of access to technology at home, finds a U.S. Department of Education survey.

November 01, 2019

The Latino Teacher-Student Divide: 5 Steps to Close the Gap

The number of K-12 Latino teachers has more than quadrupled over the last three decades, but the growth has not kept pace with the explosive growth in the nation's Latino student population. A new report from New America suggests ways to narrow the gap.

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.

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