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October 08, 2018

Most States Failing to Meet English-Learner Academic Targets, Report Finds

Over the past decade, English-learner enrollment in K-12 schools has increased by more than 100 percent in 11 states. While the number of ELL students is on the rise, the quality of education those students receive may not be keeping pace.

October 04, 2018

Four Steps Schools Should Take to Identify Gifted English-Learners

Researchers from the National Center for Research on Gifted Education visited elementary and middle schools in three states to study schools that had "exemplary" track records in spotting academically talented ELLs. Nationally, only 2 percent of English-learners are enrolled in gifted and talented programs.

September 27, 2018

DeVos' Approval of Florida's ESSA Plan Is Bad for English-Learners, Advocates Say

The state's plan for educating English-language learners under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act falls short of equity for the state's 300,000 ELLs, advocates argue. The education secretary and federal education officials see things differently.

September 21, 2018

ELL Teachers Are in Short Supply. Some Lawmakers Want to Fix That

Democrats in Congress are pushing legislation to help increase the skills and knowledge of teachers who work with English-learners, including how to identify and teach ELLs with disabilities and how to promote family and community engagement.

September 21, 2018

Dual-Language Learning: A Former Principal's Advice for Schools

In this sixth installment on the growth in dual-language learning, an expert argues that true dual-language education is not just learning how to speak another language. The experience provides an opportunity to immerse a student in both language and culture.

September 20, 2018

Dual-Language Learning: How Schools Can Empower Students and Parents

In this fifth installment on the growth in dual-language learning, the executive director of the BUENO Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Colorado, Boulder., says districts should focus on the what students and their families need, not what educators want.

September 19, 2018

Dual-Language Learning: How Schools Can Invest in Cultural and Linguistic Diversity

In this fourth installment on the growth in dual-language learning, the director of dual-language education in Portland, Ore., says schools must have a clear reason for why they are offering dual-language instruction.

September 18, 2018

Dual-Language Learning: How Schools Can Ensure It's for All Students

In this third installment on the growth in dual-language learning, one expert says broad access to programs is important, but that students need an early start to reap the benefits.

September 17, 2018

Dual-Language Learning: How Schools Can Plan for a Strong Start

In this second installment on the growth in dual-language learning, one expert advises schools to take a year to plan a new program and commit to a K-12 endeavor to teach students to read, write, and speak fluently in two languages.

August 10, 2018

Few Aspiring Teachers Aim to Work With English-Learners, Report Finds

School districts have struggled for years to find qualified bilingual and ELL-trained teachers, especially in immigrant-rich communities. New data shows the problem may not be going away anytime soon.

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