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August 08, 2018

English-Learners Are a Diverse Group. How Can Schools Meet Their Needs?

A new report makes the case that English-learners have a shared definition, but programs should be designed to meet their specific needs.

August 06, 2018

DeVos May Bypass Congress to Get Rid of the Office for English-Learners. Can She?

The answer is unclear but "the threat is real," English-language-learner advocacy groups say. The advocates say the Education Department has evaded their questions about the future of the office of English-language acquisition.

July 26, 2018

Will Every State Offer Special Recognition for Its Bilingual Graduates?

Forty-three states and the District of Columbia offer special recognition for high school graduates who demonstrate fluency in two or more languages. Just a handful of mostly rural states have yet to be swept up in the movement.

June 27, 2018

29% of Children in Public Pre-K Are English-Learners. Are Schools Meeting Their Needs?

While most state-run programs do have policies in place to support young ELLs, the guidelines vary widely in quantity and quality, a new National Institute for Early Education Research report found.

May 25, 2018

Congress Pushes Back Against DeVos Plan to Dissolve Federal English-Learner Office

Despite their concerns, the U.S. Department of Education seems ready to forge ahead with plans to scrap the office of English-language acquisition.

May 10, 2018

Is Betsy DeVos About to Scrap the Federal Office for English-Language Learners?

The proposed consolidation of the office of English-language acquisition is sparking strong pushback from advocates for English-learners, the fastest growing subgroup of students in public schools.

May 01, 2018

Ability to Learn Languages Stays Strong Until Late Teens, New Study Finds

Scientists have long posited that there is a "critical period" for language learning, but new research suggests that the time frame stretches on much longer than previously thought.

March 30, 2018

Don't Underestimate, Shortchange ELLs With Disabilities, Researcher Argues

A Lehigh University researcher found that some educators though bilingualism was "too lofty a goal" for English-language learners with disabilities.

March 29, 2018

How 5 Districts Unlock ELLs' Math Potential

Across the country, many English-learners don't have access to the same high-quality math courses that their native English-speaking peers do. These five California districts offer a road map to change.

March 22, 2018

Report: To Help Young ELLs Thrive, Cultivate Home Languages and Cultures

Incorporating home languages in classroom rituals and routines and encouraging families to share their culture with the school community can help students in "superdiverse" settings feel more welcome, says a report from the Migration Policy Institute.

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