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English-language learners whose parents actively support their learning are more successful in learning English and in achieving at school, so how can schools do a better job of building relationships with families that usually speak languages other than English?
May 11, 2016 - Education Week
Questions around which instructional strategies work best for ELL students are far from settled, including how much a bilingual approach to teaching English-learners puts students at an advantage.
May 11, 2016 - Education Week
A national campaign aims to raise awareness in schools about the importance of pronouncing students' names correctly.
May 10, 2016 - Education Week
The lowest-performing high school seniors are slipping in reading and math on the National Assessment of Education Progress. Why?
May 10, 2016 - Education Week
In at least 35 districts in 14 states, hundreds of unaccompanied minors from Central America were discouraged from enrolling in schools or pressured into what advocates and lawyers argue are separate but unequal alternative programs—essentially an academic dead end, and one that can violate federal law.
May 10, 2016 - Education Week
Seven months ago, an elite group of colleges and universities created a new application system intended to help disadvantaged students find their way to higher education. Now, the group has hired its first executive director.
May 10, 2016 - Education Week
To mitigate the impact of poverty, schools need more resources and better policies, say Helen Ladd, Pedro Noguera, Paul Reville, and Joshua Starr.
May 10, 2016 - Education Week
Increased transparency is a key part of the new Every Student Succeeds Act, which replaced the NCLB law, boosting the information-reporting requirements for states and districts.
May 6, 2016 - Education Week
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

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