Two-Year Anniversary for Learning the Language

By Mary Ann Zehr — February 02, 2009 1 min read
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This week marks the two-year anniversary for this blog about English-language learners at Education Week. The interactive format has helped me to do a better job of covering issues about these students than when I was simply a print reporter. That’s because many of you have sent me interesting articles or news tips that have led to blog posts or stories in the newspaper. Thank you and keep it up.

The most popular blog item in two years has been “What’s in a Home-Language Survey?,” which leads me to believe there’s not a whole lot of information out there about the questionnaire that schools must give to parents of students who speak a language other than English at home. Here are the most popular 10 blog posts over two years, in order of popularity.

What’s in a Home-Language Survey?
Republicans See English as the ‘Official Language’
‘Ordinary’ and Muslim
Update on the ‘DREAM Act’
Research on Push-In Versus Pull-Out
What Does the Research Say about Adolescent ELLs and Reading?
Defense Authorization Bill Moves Forward Without ‘DREAM Act’
Ten-Year Anniversary of Proposition 227
Florida Teachers Disagree on Amount of Preparation for Reading Teachers
Immigrant Integration, or Assimilation?

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Learning the Language blog.