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October 17, 2016

New York City ELL Study Offers Glimpse into National English-Learner Trends

A recently released report on English-learner reclassification patterns may hold value for ELL educators and policymakers across the nation.

October 14, 2016

Many Reclassified ELLs Still Need English-Language Support, Study Finds

Students who test out of English-language development programs continue to "struggle with the higher demands of English language arts and math," the WestEd study found.

September 29, 2016

Bureau of Indian Education Joins WIDA Consortium on English-Learners

Joining WIDA allows BIE educators to home in on one set of exams and standards to measure English-language proficiency among American Indian and Alaska Native children.

September 23, 2016

Ed. Dept. Releases ESSA Guidance for English-Language Learners

The guidance, which is non-binding, covers a range of fiscal and monitoring issues in Title III.

September 22, 2016

Teachers Should Have Say on When Students Exit ELL Status, Guidance Argues

Guidance suggests that relying on a single, high-stakes assessment when determining when students exit English-language learner is problematic.

September 20, 2016

English-Language-Learner Classification Can Impede Student Growth, Study Finds

A new study out of the University of Oregon found that designating early elementary students who are close to being proficient in English as ELLs may actually do more harm than good.

May 04, 2016

Arizona, Federal Government Settle Dispute Over English-Language Learners

The U.S. departments of Justice and Education found that the state has failed to properly identify English-learners and prematurely labeled others as fluent in English.

April 18, 2016

Tentative Deal Reached on Native-Language Testing Requirement for ELLs

The Every Student Succeeds Act rulemaking committee has tentatively agreed that states should aim to develop a test in the language that's most commonly spoken by ELLs in the state.

January 11, 2016

New Federal K-12 Law Fails to Address 'Value of Bilingualism,' ELL Scholars Say

Some ELL researchers say the new ESSA law fails to make bilingualism and biliteracy a priority for all students in the United States, including English learners.

December 02, 2015

ESEA Rewrite Could Serve as 'Huge Civil Rights' Bill for ELLs, Some Advocates Say

The legislation would do more to hold all schools, not just those with significant ELL enrollments, accountable for the education of non-native English speaking students.

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