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Pre-K student Kailyn Walker reaches for a book in her classroom at the Dual Language Academy in Tulsa, Okla., where 50 percent of children are English-learners and students are taught in English and Spanish.
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Building ELLs' Literacy Early Is Crucial

More states and school districts are aiming to reach ELLs early as mounting evidence shows that exposure to language instruction boosts young children's odds of stronger academic achievement later on. (May 11, 2016)

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12/01 03:20 pm | ELLs Who Master English Early More Likely to Graduate On Time, Study Finds | An Arizona-based WestEd study found that long-term English-language learners struggled to graduate within four years of entering 9th grade.

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When non-native English-speakers in bilingual schools get quality education in their first language, they learn more subject matter. This knowledge helps make the English they hear more comprehensible, which results in more acquisition of English.
November 16, 2016 – Education Week
More states and school districts are aiming to reach ELLs early as mounting evidence shows that exposure to language instruction boosts young children's odds of stronger academic achievement later on.
May 11, 2016 – Education Week
For big-city districts, Puerto Rico and Spain have becoming recruiting hot spots amid a shortage of teachers for dual-immersion and English-as-a-second-language programs.
January 27, 2016 – Education Week
A national commitment to adult education could transform the U.S. economy, writes high school teacher Scott Goldstein.
December 2, 2015 – Education Week
Shifting demographics and economic interests are transforming views on multilingual education around the country.
October 7, 2015 – Education Week
With strong demand for bilingual skills, more school districts are offering new target languages, such as Arabic, Hebrew, and Vietnamese, in dual-immersion programs.
September 16, 2015 – Education Week
An all-English approach to English-language learning is a "setback for all of us," writes Stanford professor Claude Goldenberg.
July 14, 2015 – Education Week
The nation's largest school district, which enrolls 160,000 ELLs, remains under a state-imposed corrective-action plan to improve services for English-learners.
June 10, 2015 – Education Week
The ESEA language policy does not reflect the critical role a student's first language plays in cognitive development, writes Joe Levitan.
May 13, 2015 – Education Week
May 13, 2015 – Education Week

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