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February 16, 2012

Marriages Across Racial, Ethnic Lines on the Rise, Study Says

Public acceptance of intermarriage is also growing.

August 02, 2011

Trend Watch: A Spate of Research Awards on STEM and ELLs

The National Science Foundation is boosting a new direction in research by funding 32 projects currently for the study of English-language learners and science or ELLs and math.

June 17, 2011

ELL Trends Have Shifted, Believe it Or Not

The debate over whether bilingual education or English-only instruction is more effective for ELLs doesn't seem to dominate the field as it did in the middle of the last decade, I realized while updating an issues brief for EdWeek.

April 15, 2011

'Immigrant Paradox' Stronger for Boys Than Girls

When it comes to educational outcomes for children who have at least one immigrant parents, boys are doing better than girls.

April 12, 2011

Web Chat Today With Larry Ferlazzo on Student Motivation

EdWeek will host a free web chat today from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time with Larry Ferlazzo, a high school teacher in Sacramento, Calif., on how to help students motivate themselves.

March 04, 2011

Free Webinars on Educating ELLs in Rural Areas

The Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest is hosting a series of webinars on best practices for educating ELLs in a rural setting.

February 28, 2011

Integrating ELLs in to Whole School Reform

I consider it to be a good thing that a middle school in Burien, Wash., is incorporating English-language learners in its implementation of a new approach to discipline.

February 22, 2011

How Schools Fail Long-Term English-Language Learners

Over at Language on the Move, blogger Ingrid Piller writes about how educators often overlook the need of long-term English-language learners for reading and writing support.

February 02, 2011

Teacher Says Funders' Report on ELLs Likely to 'Gather Dust'

The report released by Grantmakers for Education yesterday doesn't articulate a practical approach for improving the education of English-language learners, says Larry Ferlazzo, an English teacher of ELLs and other students at a high school in Sacramento.

February 01, 2011

Education Funders Group Calls for ELLs to Be High Priority

If philanthropists want to see education improved in this country, they need to focus more on the needs of English-language learners, says a report released today by an influential group of funders.

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