The featured schools, which have higher-than-average graduation and college-going rates, can serve as "North Stars" for educators struggling to serve their English-language-learner students.
Recently in Immigration Category
February 12, 2016
February 10, 2016
L.A. Unified is just the latest district working to assure families that their children can attend school without the threat of deportation.
January 19, 2016
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take up the Obama administration's policy offering relief for undocumented immigrant parents of children who are U.S. citizens.
January 08, 2016
While districts can estimate how many new students they will be absorbing from the border crisis, many won't know how many additional resources they'll need until students show up.
January 04, 2016
West Virginia, Arkansas and Iowa were the states where graduation rates for ELLs topped 80 percent. Less than a third of English-learners in Arizona and Nevada graduated on time.
December 30, 2015
With the end of the year fast approaching, here's a roundup of the 10 most popular posts on the Learning the Language blog from 2015
December 16, 2015
A study from the National Center on Time and Learning explores how extended school days boosted achievement at three high-poverty U.S. elementary schools.
December 10, 2015
Layoffs of bilingual secretaries in several Detroit schools come at a time when the U.S. Department of Education and other organizations have called for districts to redouble their efforts to connect with English-language learner parents.
December 09, 2015
Sergio Paez, newly hired to be superintendent in Minneapolis, and Valeria Silva, the schools chief in neighboring St. Paul, are both one-time English-learners, who say their own experiences as ELLs inform their work.
November 09, 2015
A focus on students' deficits can lead to unequal access to meaningful content, two new reports argue.