English-Language Learners

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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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04/20 05:05 pm | Ron Unz, Architect of California's Proposition 227, Running for U.S. Senate | Unz, a Republican, says he's using his statewide candidacy to rally support against a November ballot measure that could overturn California's longstanding ...

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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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There is no silver bullet for teaching English-language learners; instead, educators must identify the best research and instructional strategies, writes Margaret L. Bonanno.
June 5, 2012 - Education Week
After San Francisco International High School, Marlyn Martinez wants to study civil engineering.
June 1, 2012 - Education Week
When it comes to educating Latino students, the nation's fourth-largest school system has a long track record.
June 1, 2012 - Education Week
A cultural emphasis on loyalty to family leads some Latinas to pass on college or only pick schools close to home.
June 1, 2012 - Education Week
Lisbet Ascon came to Miami-Dade schools by way of Chile.
June 1, 2012 - Education Week
Dominican-Born Student Straddles Two Cultures
Roger Sanchez's 'Afro-Latino' heritage spurred questions from his new U.S. classmates.
June 1, 2012 - Education Week
But some K-12 schools, colleges, and nonprofits are helping Hispanic students make the leap from high school to higher education.
June 1, 2012 - Education Week
Nationally, Hispanics are less likely than some other U.S. population groups to enroll their children in preschool. Not so in Perth Amboy.
June 1, 2012 - Education Week
Language was Adiel Granados' biggest hurdle after his long journey from El Salvador to Silver Spring, Md.
June 1, 2012 - Education Week
Luis Mis Mis had to learn two languages—Spanish and English—when he moved to the United States from Mexico.
June 1, 2012 - Education Week

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