April 2012 Archives

A new paper from the Center for American Progress recommends that all teachers need to be adequately prepared to teach English-learners.

A non profit program that provides books and uses doctors to advise at-risk families on the importance of reading with children is showing good results for young Latinos.

A new analysis from the National Center for Education Statistics points to poverty, race and ethnicity, and mothers' education levels as playing a bigger role in outcomes for language-minority students than the timing of when they become English proficient.

Educators in Foley, Ala., say the Supreme Court ruling in the Arizona case will have direct impact on the legal fate of the controversial immigration law that was passed in their state last year.

Boston Public Schools continue to improve in their services for English-language learners.

The state is the first in the nation to require that ELL services be provided to children in state-funded prekindergarten.

The team of English-language learner experts assembled by Stanford University education professor Kenji Hakuta to create resources for teaching the common-core standards to ELLs launched its Understanding Language website today. The Understanding Language initiative has multiple aims: to help teachers and administrators fully appreciate the central role of language in the more-rigorous new standards that have been adopted by all but four states and to provide resources to educators to make sure that they are equipped to deliver the type of instruction that ELLs will need to fully access the more-demanding content. Professor Hakuta and his colleagues launched the site ...

Adult language learners should strive for effective communication without worrying about sounding like native speakers.

See and hear the two-way immersion model at work in San Jose's Gardner Academy.

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