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June 14, 2016

Why Getting a Student's Name Right Is Important for All School Staff

The research arm of the federal education department says that getting a students' name right is necessary to ensure they're getting the services they need.

June 10, 2016

The Struggles Undocumented Immigrants Face at High School Graduation

An estimated 65,000 undocumented students graduate from American high schools each year. Most of them aren't valedictorians. Many are still struggling to learn English.

June 02, 2016

Feds Urge Broad Support for Nation's Youngest Bilingual Learners

A new federal government policy statement aims to increase awareness about the challenges that young English-language learners face and proven strategies to address them.

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.

May 17, 2016

Program Uses Graphs, Data to Help ELL Families Track Student Performance

Graphs and data help parents, who are English learners with low literacy skills, understand their students' academic progress through a WestEd program.

May 16, 2016

Suburban Schools Unprepared for Influx of Immigrant Students, Report Argues

New student populations can tax districts' funding sources, highlight the need for a more diverse teaching corps, and unmask divisive community sentiment about the education of English-learners.

March 10, 2016

New York Expands Services for Families Who Speak Little or No English

For the first time, parents have around-the-clock access to interpretation services in about 200 languages. It's part of a push to boost parental involvement in the nation's largest school district.

February 12, 2016

High Schools With College-Bound ELLs Share Common Practices, Study Finds

The featured schools, which have higher-than-average graduation and college-going rates, can serve as "North Stars" for educators struggling to serve their English-language-learner students.

October 26, 2015

Teachers Should Adapt to Culture of Newcomer ELLs, Researchers Argue

The Migration Policy Institute report painted a picture of teachers and their students with limited or no formal education struggling to bridge cultural and language gaps.

October 16, 2015

Unaccompanied Minors Face Uneven Experiences in U.S. Schools

Local school districts have felt the "most visible and immediate impact" of the surge of unaccompanied minors, a report from the Migration Policy Institute argues.

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