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July 25, 2017

Bilingual Children Can Distinguish Voices in Languages They Don't Know

A New York University study examined how children process information about who is talking, and adds to a growing body of research that demonstrates the benefits of bilingualism.

July 19, 2017

Very Early Exposure to English Can Help ELLs Flourish, Study Finds

Even waiting until kindergarten to introduce English-learners to English could hinder efforts to help them learn the language, University of Washington researchers argue.

July 17, 2017

For English-Learners, Seeing Peers 'Struggle and Persist' Is Beneficial

New research finds that the grit of a student's peers was twice as influential as individual grit in predicting literacy growth for English-language learners.

July 10, 2017

Gifted English-Learners Often Ignored, Overlooked

Providing equal opportunities and access for English-learner students has long been an issue in K-12 education. An exclusive Education Week analysis found it's even a problem for the brightest students.

June 30, 2017

Bracing for a Showdown Over Immigration Rights, DACA

As the Trump administration looks to ramp up its immigration crackdown, advocates are rolling out how-to guides to teach schools and educators how to protect the rights of undocumented students.

June 08, 2017

Civil Rights Groups Take New Mexico to Court in Fight Over Equitable Education

Advocates argue that New Mexico's constitution requires the state to provide an adequate public school education for all school-age children. Two civil rights organizations will make their case in court in a trial that begins next week.

June 01, 2017

How Much Foreign Language Is Being Taught in U.S. Schools?

A lack of comprehensive enrollment data on foreign language education in the United States "seriously complicates the analysis of local or national trends, particularly at a time of significant demographic shifts in the U.S. population," concludes a new report sponsored by an arm of the U.S. Department of Defense.

May 19, 2017

Teaching and Welcoming English-Learners: New Guide Offers Advice

A Teaching Tolerance primer on helping ELL students and their families offers advice on topics ranging from family engagement and anti-bias strategies to classroom culture and instruction.

May 12, 2017

Lawmaker's Call to Screen ELLs for Deportation Draws Condemnation

A Republican state lawmaker in Oklahoma is justifying the proposal as a way to save money in the state's budget. But federal law expressly prohibits states from denying education to students who may not be in the U.S. legally.

May 11, 2017

What Can Educators Do to Increase Graduation Rates for English-Learners?

Numerous factors can squash the prospects of high school graduation for English-learners, including a lack of strong relationships with school staff and obligations to work or serve as family caregivers that may conflict with spending time at school, a new report says.

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