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More states and school districts are aiming to reach English-language learners in the earliest stages of their schooling as mounting research evidence shows that early exposure to language instruction boosts childrens' odds of stronger academic achievement later on.
May 11, 2016 - Education Week
Long-term English-learners—students who have typically been designated as still in need of English-as-second-language services for five or more years—are at great risk of dropping out of school. What can schools do to help these students become proficient in English and stay on track to graduate?
May 11, 2016 - Education Week
Questions around which instructional strategies work best for ELL students are far from settled, including how much a bilingual approach to teaching English-learners puts students at an advantage.
May 11, 2016 - Education Week
A massive new database reveals the extent of educational inequities in more than 12,000 school districts.
May 10, 2016 - Education Week
The lowest-performing high school seniors are slipping in reading and math on the National Assessment of Education Progress. Why?
May 10, 2016 - Education Week
In at least 35 districts in 14 states, hundreds of unaccompanied minors from Central America were discouraged from enrolling in schools or pressured into what advocates and lawyers argue are separate but unequal alternative programs—essentially an academic dead end, and one that can violate federal law.
May 10, 2016 - Education Week
Seven months ago, an elite group of colleges and universities created a new application system intended to help disadvantaged students find their way to higher education. Now, the group has hired its first executive director.
May 10, 2016 - Education Week
Town hall meetings, online surveys, and task forces aim to hear what the public thinks about the Every Student Succeeds Act as the NCLB law's successor rolls out.
May 10, 2016 - Education Week
Increased transparency is a key part of the new Every Student Succeeds Act, which replaced the NCLB law, boosting the information-reporting requirements for states and districts.
May 6, 2016 - Education Week
The recent cheating scandals that rocked schools in New York and Georgia exacted a toll on students whose scores were fudged, according to researchers.
April 26, 2016 - Education Week

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