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June 02, 2016

Feds Urge Broad Support for Nation's Youngest Bilingual Learners

A new federal government policy statement aims to increase awareness about the challenges that young English-language learners face and proven strategies to address them.

June 02, 2016

Policy Changes Could Solve the Nation's Bilingual Teacher Shortage, Group Argues

Unnecessary hurdles keep multilingual school aides from becoming fully-licensed teachers in classrooms where they're sorely needed to educate an ever-expanding English-language learner population.

May 17, 2016

Program Uses Graphs, Data to Help ELL Families Track Student Performance

Graphs and data help parents, who are English learners with low literacy skills, understand their students' academic progress through a WestEd program.

May 16, 2016

Suburban Schools Unprepared for Influx of Immigrant Students, Report Argues

New student populations can tax districts' funding sources, highlight the need for a more diverse teaching corps, and unmask divisive community sentiment about the education of English-learners.

May 04, 2016

Arizona, Federal Government Settle Dispute Over English-Language Learners

The U.S. departments of Justice and Education found that the state has failed to properly identify English-learners and prematurely labeled others as fluent in English.

May 02, 2016

Report: Unaccompanied Minors Blocked From Enrolling in School in 14 States

An Associated Press investigation found the migrant students were barred from enrolling in K-12 schools, kept out of class for months, or sent to alternative programs that are deemed inferior.

April 20, 2016

Ron Unz, Architect of California's Proposition 227, Running for U.S. Senate

Unz, a Republican, says he's using his statewide candidacy to rally support against a November ballot measure that could overturn California's longstanding restrictions on bilingual education.

April 18, 2016

Tentative Deal Reached on Native-Language Testing Requirement for ELLs

The Every Student Succeeds Act rulemaking committee has tentatively agreed that states should aim to develop a test in the language that's most commonly spoken by ELLs in the state.

April 18, 2016

Obama Immigration Program Faces Supreme Court Scrutiny

In a case with implications for schools, the justices weigh the program that offers relief from deportation for unauthorized immigrant parents of U.S. children.

April 07, 2016

Science Curriculum for English-Language Learners Shows Promise, Study Finds

National test data indicate that English-learners struggle with science and research has found that few teachers feel prepared to provide science instruction to them.

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