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.
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February 02, 2011
February 01, 2011
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.
January 21, 2011
With Alaska joining the World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment Consortium this week, half of the nation's states are now members of the nonprofit organization that has developed English-language-proficiency standards and an assessment for English-language learners.
January 14, 2011
Time is the number one challenge for teachers to collaborate in instructing English-language learners, says the co-author of a book published on how general education and ELL specialists can work together.
January 04, 2011
Most countries of the world, including industrialized countries, don't have the capacity to effectively handle migration, according to a report by the International Organization for Migration.
December 29, 2010
One key to improving the education of English-language learners in high schools is to better ease the transition for such students from middle to high school, writes a longtime expert on ELLs.
December 28, 2010
A controversy over the merits of ethnic-studies courses in Arizona's Tucson Unified School District and how to identify disabilities in English-language learners were two of the hottest topics at Learning the Language in 2010.
December 27, 2010
The nation's schools with high rates of student mobility have larger than average percentages of students who are low-income, receive special education, and are English-language learners
December 20, 2010
One of the goals of the national Early-College High School Initiative, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has been to support English-language learners to succeed in postsecondary education.
December 07, 2010
School districts and charter schools could benefit from working together more on how to best serve English-language learners and students with disabilities, Vicki L. Phillips, the director of K-12 education initiatives for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, told me this week.