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February 18, 2020

The Nation's English-Learner Population Has Surged: 3 Things to Know

The number of English-learner students in U.S. schools has increased 28 percent since 2000; 43 of 50 states have experienced an uptick in enrollment, federal data indicate.

October 15, 2019

100,000 Students Earned the Seal of Biliteracy, But They're in a Handful of States

Dozens of states offer the seal of biliteracy, but more than 80 percent of students who earn the honor are concentrated in just five states, a new report reveals.

October 14, 2016

TESOL to Host International Summit on the Future of English Learning

Academics and industry professionals from around the globe will gather in Athens, Greece, to develop a guidelines for countries and institutions looking to reexamine their language education policies.

July 22, 2015

New Mexico Student Wins Second Straight National Spanish Spelling Title

The fifth installment of the National Spanish Spelling bee ended with the competition's second repeat winner.

September 24, 2014

Education Outcomes on the Uptick for Latino Students, Report Says

A new analysis from Child Trends Hispanic Institute shows promising progress for Hispanic children in early-childhood participation, math proficiency rates, and high school graduation.

February 16, 2012

Marriages Across Racial, Ethnic Lines on the Rise, Study Says

Public acceptance of intermarriage is also growing.

August 02, 2011

Trend Watch: A Spate of Research Awards on STEM and ELLs

The National Science Foundation is boosting a new direction in research by funding 32 projects currently for the study of English-language learners and science or ELLs and math.

June 17, 2011

ELL Trends Have Shifted, Believe it Or Not

The debate over whether bilingual education or English-only instruction is more effective for ELLs doesn't seem to dominate the field as it did in the middle of the last decade, I realized while updating an issues brief for EdWeek.

April 15, 2011

'Immigrant Paradox' Stronger for Boys Than Girls

When it comes to educational outcomes for children who have at least one immigrant parents, boys are doing better than girls.

April 12, 2011

Web Chat Today With Larry Ferlazzo on Student Motivation

EdWeek will host a free web chat today from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time with Larry Ferlazzo, a high school teacher in Sacramento, Calif., on how to help students motivate themselves.

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