First grade teacher Justin Minkel writes about instructional approaches and classroom strategies that help English-learners thrive.
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November 07, 2014
October 20, 2014
Three years of test data show that students in all demographic groups who were in two-way dual-language programs outscored their peers who were not in dual language on state reading and math exams.
October 07, 2014
What's more important for English-learners? A great overall teacher or a teacher with ELL certification?
September 11, 2014
The Washington-based Council of the Great City Schools is also spearheading a project to upgrade common-core-aligned instructional materials for English-learners.
April 14, 2014
Superintendent Tom Boasberg says that undocumented college graduates would provide a pool of bilingual teachers as well as educators who can empathize with the district's immigrant students.
March 07, 2014
The first phase of a four-year study found that English-learners in Project GLAD classrooms performed better on reading comprehension, vocabulary, and some writing tasks than their peers whose teachers did not use the instructional approach.
December 03, 2013
Demographic shifts and low achievement levels for English-learners are prompting Iowa education officials to examine how to improve services.
October 30, 2013
A new Education Week special report delves into some of the issues facing educators as they transition to the common standards and struggle to make them accessible to English-language learners.
October 28, 2013
Watch teachers and students engage with a rigorous, English/language arts unit designed for middle school English-language learners.
July 11, 2013
Instructional programs for adult English-language learners need a major overhaul, a new report argues.