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June 01, 2017

How Much Foreign Language Is Being Taught in U.S. Schools?

A lack of comprehensive enrollment data on foreign language education in the United States "seriously complicates the analysis of local or national trends, particularly at a time of significant demographic shifts in the U.S. population," concludes a new report sponsored by an arm of the U.S. Department of Defense.

March 06, 2017

Tool Aims to Help Schools Better Identify English-Language Learners

A new Regional Education Laboratory tool aims to take some of the guesswork out of the home-language survey process used to identify students who need extra support to learn English.

January 20, 2017

Spanish-Speaking Students Face Hurdles With Advanced Coursework

The findings from a Regional Education Laboratory Northwest study "reinforce the understanding that language minority students are not a homogenous group."

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 15, 2016

ACT Wants Scores to Accurately Reflect What English-Learners Learn in School

In a break from past practice, ACT Inc. has announced that it will begin offering accommodations for English-language learners.

November 02, 2016

Study: Current, Former ELLs Take Fewer Advanced, College-Prep Classes

Barriers that prevent English-language learner students from taking more college-preparatory course work abound.

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.

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