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August 07, 2015

How Long Does It Take ELLs to Develop English Proficiency?

It's a question on the mind of many educators. Most researchers agree that proficiency is linked to academic success in other content areas.

August 06, 2015

Connecticut Wins Flexibility in Accountability for ELLs

Under the state's renewed No Child Left Behind waiver, schools won't have to count the achievement of ELLs who have been in the country for less than two years for accountability purposes.

August 06, 2015

Florida, Idaho Join Largest ELL Consortium

With the two additions, membership in WIDA, World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment, is now at 36 states.

August 05, 2015

Access to Education Remains a Challenge for New York ELLs, Report Finds

A new study found that unaccompanied minors encounter obstacles when trying to register for K-12 classes in New York City, because there is not support available for English-language learners at many neighborhood schools.

August 05, 2015

Miami-Dade Schools Take Steps to Overhaul Spanish-Language Instruction

The district plans to undertake a $4 million curriculum overhaul and launch a new graduate certificate program to develop more qualified foreign language instructors.

August 04, 2015

Oregon ELLs Who Are Suspended Suffer on State Tests, Study Shows

A new study from the Regional Education Laboratory Northwest found that English-language learners subject to suspension or expulsion had "substantially" lower achievement on state tests than ELLs who weren't.

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 22, 2015

New Mexico Student Wins Second Straight National Spanish Spelling Title

The fifth installment of the National Spanish Spelling bee ended with the competition's second repeat winner.

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 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.

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