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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.

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.

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