The English-learner population is growing quickly, but there's still little research on how to best evaluate these students for special education needs, according to a federal report.
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July 23, 2015
July 21, 2015
It's an issue to watch as Congress rewrites the Elementary and Secondary Education Act--and as states are approved for waiver renewals under the current law.
July 14, 2015
Emerging research shows that schools that are strategic in their approaches to help newcomer youth adjust to their environment may help them be more successful.
July 10, 2015
The policy paper from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving's Latino Endowment Fund documents the struggles and barriers the state's English-language learners encounter.
June 25, 2015
The head of the U.S. Justice Department's Civil Rights Division praised the plan, calling it a "critical step toward ensuring that all students, no matter their language background, have an equal opportunity to access that dream."
June 18, 2015
Florida got flexibility on English Language Learners and accountability. Now at least seven other states are also asking for similar for those students.
June 16, 2015
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the state on Monday in Flores v. Arizona, a 23-year-old lawsuit challenging Arizona's requirement that ELLs spend more than half their school day learning English.
June 15, 2015
State education leaders have often been at loggerheads with federal officials over the rights of the state's English-language learners.
June 08, 2015
One video shares the story of 4th grade student Gian Carlos, an ELL newcomer from Colombia, who's fluent in Spanish, but has little experience in English.
June 05, 2015
In a study of the Houston Independent School District, English-language learners in two-way dual-language programs had higher Spanish reading scores and consistently higher English performance in grade 5 than their ELL peers who were not in dual language.