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August 18, 2020

Schools Failed English-Learners During the Shutdown. How Can They Do Better?

A new report urges districts to pay close attention to how they choose and use technology for students who are not yet fluent in English.

February 07, 2020

The Invisible Burden Some Bilingual Teachers Face

The extra work that many dual-language bilingual educators take on "too often goes unrecognized and is never remunerated," a new small-scale study concludes.

February 04, 2020

Identifying Gifted and Talented English-Learners: Six Steps for District Leaders

Rooting out teacher bias and focusing on family engagement are some of the steps schools can take to identify more English-language learners for gifted and talented education.

January 16, 2020

Teaching, Technology, and English-Learners: 5 Things to Know

Few teachers reported assigning English-learners to use digital learning resources outside of class, in part because of concerns about students' lack of access to technology at home, finds a U.S. Department of Education survey.

November 01, 2019

The Latino Teacher-Student Divide: 5 Steps to Close the Gap

The number of K-12 Latino teachers has more than quadrupled over the last three decades, but the growth has not kept pace with the explosive growth in the nation's Latino student population. A new report from New America suggests ways to narrow the gap.

July 17, 2019

Do English-Language Learners Get Stigmatized by Teachers? A Study Says Yes

New research suggests that English-language-learner classification has a "direct and negative effect on teachers' perceptions of students' academic skills."

March 19, 2019

Bilingual Teachers Are in Short Supply. How Can Schools Cultivate Their Own?

A Washington-based think tank has released a guide to help school districts and states identify, develop, and hire bilingual educators in their own communities.

February 20, 2019

High-Quality Teaching Materials for ELLs Is Goal of New Initiative

The first products of a multi-district purchasing group that aims to improve curricula for English-learners are middle school math materials, designed with the goal of preparing more ELLs to take Algebra I by 9th grade.

February 07, 2019

Differentiated Instruction for English-Learners: A Visual Guide

In a nearly three-minute video, a pair of veteran ELL teachers outline advice on how educators can identify students' individual strengths, needs, and interests and develop lesson plans that are accessible to all English-learners.

October 23, 2018

English-Learners and Ed Tech: A 'Tool Kit' From the Education Department

The U.S. Department of Education has released a five-step guide for educators on the hunt for tech tools to support their English-language-learner students and guidance to teachers already using technology in their classrooms.

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