English-language-learner families are less likely to attend parent-teacher conferences and other school-related events, which means they miss out on important opportunities to communicate about their children's academic progress.
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November 27, 2019
January 28, 2019
The first two chapters of the department's new "English Learner Family Toolkit" delivers tips on how to enroll children in school and a offers a look at how schools in the United States differ from those in other countries.
October 04, 2018
Researchers from the National Center for Research on Gifted Education visited elementary and middle schools in three states to study schools that had "exemplary" track records in spotting academically talented ELLs. Nationally, only 2 percent of English-learners are enrolled in gifted and talented programs.
January 19, 2018
When Teresa Garcia's children started school, she often felt lost in translation. Her campaign for improved language services helped break down barriers for English-learner families.
October 24, 2017
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.
June 30, 2017
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.
May 19, 2017
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 10, 2017
A University of Missouri researcher examines how individual schools can meet the needs of students and families when the threat of deportation or detainment hit close to home.
August 12, 2016
Spanish-speaking children experience significant improvements in English-language acquisition during preschool when they have a good grasp of the letters and numbers in their home language.
June 24, 2016
The fear of having parents forcibly removed from the country could affect the well-being and development of millions of children in K-12 schools, a recent report found.