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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Learning the Language Blog

07/27 10:54 am | Former English-Language Learner to Lead Texas' Largest School District | San Francisco Unified Superintendent Richard Carranza is the lone finalist for the top job in Houston, the nation's seventh-largest school district.

On-Demand Webinar

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.

Chat Transcript

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.

Special Collections

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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December 12, 2012 – Education Week
English-language-learner educators say the uncertain role of their clearinghouse is symptomatic of diminishing federal attention.
December 12, 2012 – Education Week
College access and immigration are among the topics that may rise on the to-do list for the president and Congress.
December 5, 2012 – Education Week
An Albuquerque school focuses on making literacy standards accessible to all—including English-learners.
November 14, 2012 – Education Week
Maryland voters ratify a law making undocumented students eligible for in-state tuition.
November 14, 2012 – Education Week
October 31, 2012 – Education Week
New guidelines advise states on the language skills English-learners will need to handle the tougher academic content.
October 10, 2012 – Education Week
Communicating with parents is proving to be a big challenge for districts facing immigrant influxes for the first time.
October 3, 2012 – Education Week
Early-childhood educators say the test focuses too much on academics and too little on social and emotional skills.
September 26, 2012 – Education Week
ELL teachers Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Sypnieski offer examples of games that work well in the ELL classroom and can be adapted for all English-ability levels.
September 24, 2012 – Teacher

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