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November 09, 2015

ELL Programs Often Focus on Basic Skills, Not Higher-Order Thinking, Study Finds

A focus on students' deficits can lead to unequal access to meaningful content, two new reports argue.

October 30, 2015

Reports Spotlight Dual-Language-Learner Programs in D.C., Oregon, Texas

The New American Foundation's Dual Language Learners Work Group takes a look at efforts in three cities to support the development of young dual-language learners.

October 26, 2015

Teachers Should Adapt to Culture of Newcomer ELLs, Researchers Argue

The Migration Policy Institute report painted a picture of teachers and their students with limited or no formal education struggling to bridge cultural and language gaps.

October 22, 2015

Pre-K Literacy Key to English-Language Learner Reclassification, Study Finds

Analysis shows that students who don't achieve English-proficiency by the time they reach upper elementary are less likely to ever do so

October 20, 2015

Federal Guide Outlines Supports for Undocumented H.S. and College Students

The guide should help school leaders support children "regardless of actual or perceived immigration status," wrote Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

October 16, 2015

Unaccompanied Minors Face Uneven Experiences in U.S. Schools

Local school districts have felt the "most visible and immediate impact" of the surge of unaccompanied minors, a report from the Migration Policy Institute argues.

October 12, 2015

White House, Ed. Dept. Partner to Address Needs of Black English-Language Learners

More than 130,000 of the nation's K-12 English-language learners are black, according to a new report.

October 08, 2015

Where Key States Stand on the 'DREAM Act' Debate

A new report details how states are coming down on opposite sides of the in-state tuition debate for undocumented immigrant students.

October 07, 2015

Duncan, Weingarten Urge Greater Investment in Latino Education

Speaking at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's annual policy conference, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan urged attendees to "fight to give kids a chance in life."

October 05, 2015

Founder of ELL School Network to Step Down

Claire Sylvan founded the New York City-based Internationals Network for Public Schools in 2004. Her deputy director, Joseph Luft, will take the reins.

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