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March 14, 2017

How Do Students Decide Whether to Discuss Their Immigration Status?

A new study finds that elementary school students are often acutely aware of their immigration status, and it affects how and when they participate in school activities.

March 02, 2017

Americans Are Falling Behind in Foreign-Language Learning

The first nationwide study of foreign-language learning in nearly three decades concludes that a critical shortage of educators could imperil efforts to boost language learning.

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.

January 24, 2017

Bilingual School Staff Who Want to Teach Face Bureaucratic, Financial Barriers

With the demand for bilingual educators on the rise, a new report explores the kinds of hurdles that make it difficult for multilingual classroom aides to make the transition to becoming teachers.

January 19, 2017

With More Exposure to Science, English-Learners' Achievement Soared

A new study from Education Trust West digs into how six districts, all with sizable English-learner populations, emphasized scientific inquiry and team experiments to support science learning as well as English-language development.

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.

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