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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.

October 05, 2015

Founder of ELL School Network to Step Down

Claire Sylvan founded the New York City-based Internationals Network for Public Schools in 2004. Her deputy director, Joseph Luft, will take the reins.

September 28, 2015

Arizona Alters Mandatory English-Only Immersion Program

The amount of time that can be cut from the mandatory four-hour block of English-only instruction depends on a student's grade level and English proficiency.

September 21, 2015

Study: Children With Deported, Detained Parents Face Early Educational Obstacles

A new report from the Urban Institute and Migration Policy Institute details social-emotional, health-related and financial hardships that children with deported or detained immigrant parents face.

September 10, 2015

Discrimination at School Harms Development of Young ELLs, Study Says

A Migration Policy Institute report finds that children of immigrants are more likely to form "positive connections with the larger U.S. society" when schools view the students positively.

August 27, 2015

Parents of ELLs With Disabilities Sue Philadelphia Schools

The complaint alleges that thousands of children are denied adequate special education services because their parents don't speak or read English.

March 10, 2015

Feds Reflect On Successes, Challenges of NAEP's English-Learner Policy

The percentage of ELLs taking the NAEP math and reading exams has risen steadily in most states over the last five years—an important goal for federal policymakers.

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