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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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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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The United States has a troubled history of dealing with bilingualism. But Daniella Suárez writes that bilingual programs have benefits for all students.
July 12, 2017 – Teacher
ELL students are underenrolled in gifted classes, finds an Education Week analysis. But some schools are trying to buck the trend.
June 21, 2017 – Education Week
In some states, fewer than 10 percent of students are learning languages other than English, painting a grim picture of foreign language education in U.S. public schools.
June 21, 2017 – Education Week
A mix of school, community, and state partnerships are necessary to treat all students fairly, argues Milwaukee school superintendent Darienne Driver.
May 31, 2017 – Education Week
In a National Academies report on the state of education for ELLs, one theme is consistent: public schools need more resources and research.
March 8, 2017 – Education Week
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

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