English-Language Learners

The latest news about English-language learners, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

First grader Aston Prieto, 6, uses magnetic letters to form words in Italian at the Franklin International Language Academy in Glendale, Calif.
—Emile Wamsteker for Education Week

More States and Districts Embrace Biliteracy

Shifting demographics and economic interests are transforming views on multilingual education around the country. (October 21, 2015)

Spotlight on English-Language Learners

In this Spotlight, explore dual-language programs, common-core instruction for English-learners, and new ELL guidelines.

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05/17 10:46 am | Program Uses Graphs, Data to Help ELL Families Track Student Performance | Graphs and data help parents, who are English learners with low literacy skills, understand their students' academic progress through a WestEd program.

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Improving Literacy for English-Language Learners
Our guests discussed the research on the most effective approaches to improving literacy for ELLs and how school districts can implement common core for such students.

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Supporting English-Language Learners With Technology
Our guests in this online chat discuss the technology tools designed to support English-language learners in school, as well as the resources available for teachers.

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Quality Counts 2009
This report looks at how the sweeping shift in demographic patterns has strained the capacity of school districts to develop and pay for instructional programs to teach children who are still learning English.

Perspectives on a Population
This exclusive 2009 report offers the most comprehensive, data-driven examination to date of ELL students and youths in the United States.

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For elementary school-aged English-language learners, parent involvement and support is key as they learn to read and write in another language. Two San Jose Unified School District educators will take questions on their efforts to partner with the families of ELLs to boost literacy.
May 5, 2016 - Education Week
The Associated Press has found that hundreds of unaccompanied minors from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras have been discouraged from enrolling in schools or pressured into alternative programs.
May 2, 2016 - AP
A divided high court hears oral arguments over the Obama administration’s program to give protection from deportation to unauthorized immigrants whose children are U.S. citizens.
April 26, 2016 - Education Week
Teachers Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Sypnieski offer more tips on classroom-discussion activities designed to help English-learners develop their speaking and active-listening skills.
April 19, 2016 - Teacher
Teachers Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Sypnieski offer tips on classroom-discussion strategies designed to help English-learners develop their speaking and active-listening skills.
April 12, 2016 - Teacher
Educators and immigration activists are weighing in on a case at the U.S. Supreme Court April 18 with broad implications for millions of undocumented immigrant parents, their children, and schools.
April 8, 2016 - Education Week
A panel of educators, advocates, and others are seeking to hash out the best approach to regulating under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
March 29, 2016 - Education Week
In St. Cloud, Minn., educators are grappling with language and cultural differences in the city's growing Somali community.
March 15, 2016 - Education Week
A small number of charters try to keep racial and income balance by giving groups of students, such as English-learners, a better chance of admission.
March 8, 2016 - Education Week
An instructional framework called universal design for learning, or UDL, which supports multiple ways to teach lessons, has found a niche in the Every Student Succeeds Act.
February 23, 2016 - Education Week

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