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July 23, 2015

Report Offers Guiding Principles to Support ELLs With Disabilities

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.

July 21, 2015

When Should ELL Test Results Matter Under the ESEA?

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

Webinar Offers Tips on Welcoming Immigrants, Refugees to School

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

New Report Urges Connecticut to Ensure Opportunities for Growing ELL Population

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

San Francisco Seeks Federal OK For Plan to Upgrade ELL Services

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

More States Seek Flexibility in Accountability for ELLs

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

Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Arizona in Decades-Old ELL Case

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

Arizona's ELL Program Draws Federal Scrutiny Once Again

State education leaders have often been at loggerheads with federal officials over the rights of the state's English-language learners.

June 08, 2015

NEA Video Series Showcases Teaching Strategies for ELLs

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

Houston's Two-Way Dual-Language Programs Best for ELLs, Study Finds

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.

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