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December 07, 2017

What's Behind Rising Graduation Rates for English-Learners and Native-American Students?

Educators and researchers are questioning whether the increase in high school completion rates means the needs of those students are being better served in the nation's K-12 schools.

November 25, 2017

To Help ELLs Study the Constitution, iCivics Unveils Spanish-Language Civil Rights Game

A set of new upgrades and enhancements, along with the Spanish version, are designed to support all learners, but were intentionally designed with ELLs and struggling readers in mind.

November 02, 2017

Helping Newcomer English-Language Learners Earn High School Diplomas

A new report from the Migration Policy Institute report examines the key challenges middle and high school educators face in meeting the needs of these students and outlines strategies to help them meet their goals.

October 31, 2017

Civil Rights Group Warns States: Don't Bar Immigrant Students From Schools

Federal law established through a 1982 U.S. Supreme Court decision makes clear that schools and districts cannot adopt enrollment policies that deny or discourage children from enrolling because of immigration status.

October 24, 2017

Kids Count: Immigrants and Their Children Face Challenges on Path to Opportunity

Nationally, there are 18 million children who live with immigrant parents; an estimated 5 million of those children have at least one parent who is undocumented.

October 11, 2017

Trump's Immigration Demands Could Pose Dilemma for Educators, Advocates

Congressional Democratic leaders have rejected Trump's demands, saying it shows the administration "can't be serious about compromise."

September 11, 2017

Will Your State's ESSA Plan Work for English-Language Learners?

A new brief guides readers through sections in state plans that address English-learner accountability, outlining 33 key questions that educators and advocates should ask.

September 05, 2017

Obama: Ending DACA Is 'Contrary to Our Spirit, and to Common Sense'

Cheered by anti-immigration groups, the decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has sparked protests and demonstrations around the country.

September 01, 2017

Educators, Students Brace for Trump's DACA Decision

The pending decision comes as education leaders and congressional lawmakers urge Trump not to dismantle the program for the young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children.

August 18, 2017

Research Aims to Bring English-Learner Data Into Focus

Arguing that this data is too often misused and misunderstood, two reports offer guidance for educators and advocates who want to fairly treat and evaluate ELLs.

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