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March 04, 2016

English-Learners Are Assets, John B. King Jr. Tells Educators in Bilingual Address

In a videotaped address to National Association of Bilingual Education members, John B. King Jr. touted the potential benefits of the Every Student Succeeds Act for ELLs.

February 24, 2016

'Leaders to Learn From' Honoree Relates to Struggle That Long-Term ELLs Face

"I have a real connection, not only with the immigrant journey, but the English language journey," says Anaheim Union High School District Superintendent Michael Matsuda.

February 23, 2016

New K-12 Law Holds Promise for ELLs, Advocate Says, But Questions Remain

Testifying before the Senate education committee, Delia Pompa heaped praise on the Every Students Succeeds Act, but also expressed concerns.

February 22, 2016

Spanish, Arabic, Chinese Are the Top Home Languages for ELLs in U.S. Schools

The 10 most commonly reported home languages of English-learners are, in order: Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, English, Vietnamese, Hmong, Haitian Creole, Somali, Russian, and Korean.

February 12, 2016

High Schools With College-Bound ELLs Share Common Practices, Study Finds

The featured schools, which have higher-than-average graduation and college-going rates, can serve as "North Stars" for educators struggling to serve their English-language-learner students.

February 10, 2016

L.A. Unified Bars Federal Immigration Agents From Its Campuses

L.A. Unified is just the latest district working to assure families that their children can attend school without the threat of deportation.

February 02, 2016

CCSSO Offers Counseling on 'Complex' K-12 English-Language Learner Policy

The guidance offers a four-stage framework to help states in "analyzing issues and strengthening policies and practices for defining ELs."

February 01, 2016

Does the Term 'English-Language Learner' Carry a Negative Connotation?

Students at a Massachusetts school think so, and they're petitioning the White House to get the federal government to drop the phrase in favor of a "strength-based label."

January 11, 2016

New Federal K-12 Law Fails to Address 'Value of Bilingualism,' ELL Scholars Say

Some ELL researchers say the new ESSA law fails to make bilingualism and biliteracy a priority for all students in the United States, including English learners.

January 08, 2016

Will Schools Be Prepared for Latest Surge of Unaccompanied Minors?

While districts can estimate how many new students they will be absorbing from the border crisis, many won't know how many additional resources they'll need until students show up.

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