The Every Student Succeeds Act could lead administrators in traditional high schools to turn away older English-learner students who may need additional time to earn their high school diplomas, a new report from the Migration Policy Institute argues.
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November 20, 2018
The new report from the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization makes the argument that the current immigration policies of the U.S. government create too many barriers for students who are immigrants or refugees.
February 22, 2018
The nation's dual-language-learner population has grown by about 24 percent since 2000, and those students represent a wider range of language and cultures than in the past.
January 12, 2018
The comments come at a time when more foreign-born black people live in the United States than at any time in history—and many of the residents are children enrolled in the nation's K-12 public schools.
January 08, 2018
Recent decisions by the Trump administration to remove temporary protected status, which grants immigrants to right to live and work in the United States legally, could force 400,000 people to leave the country or face deportation.
December 20, 2017
In 2017, Learning the Language blog readers were drawn to stories about foreign language education, the Trump administration's aggressive stance on immigration, and research that explored the benefits of bilingualism.
October 11, 2017
Congressional Democratic leaders have rejected Trump's demands, saying it shows the administration "can't be serious about compromise."
May 05, 2017
The teenagers were jailed for more than a month, charged with forcing a 14-year-old female student into a boys' bathroom and repeatedly assaulting her.
May 01, 2017
The legislation would prohibit what it describes as "sensitive locations," including schools, from granting access to federal agents.
April 05, 2017
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, the founder of American Children First cited the words and actions of President Donald Trump as motivation for the effort.