Spotlight on English-Language Learners

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English-Language Learners


The Education Week Spotlight on English-Language Learners is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • Implementing dual-language programs
  • Tailoring common-core instruction to English-learners
  • Parsing new guidelines for meeting unique English-learners’ needs
  • Measuring the effectiveness of ELL teachers

You get the seven articles below in a downloadable PDF.

Collinswood Language Academy's experiences with two-way language learning illustrate why North Carolina state education officials are sold on the idea.
October 15, 2014 – Education Week

The Council of the Great City Schools has set out criteria to help educators bring common-core-aligned lessons and materials to English-learners.
September 10, 2014 – Education Week

With their heightened emphasis on language and explication, the new math standards pose unique challenges for students who are not fully proficient in English.
November 12, 2014 – Education Week

The state's sweeping new Blueprint for English-Language Learners Success may be the first time state policymakers have made such a strong statement on the needs of ELL students.
June 4, 2014 – Education Week


A study finds that NCLB created pressure to eliminate bilingual education and one of its authors says common core may do the same.
May 9, 2014 - Inside School Research

An evaluation of the federal School Improvement Grant program found that schools with large numbers of English-learners were falling short in meeting their needs.
May 1, 2014 - Learning the Language

If you are trying to improve math and reading for English-language learners, look for great teachers overall, not just ELL teachers.
October 7, 2014 - Inside School Research

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