ELLs With Disabilities
English-Language Learners On Bilingualism, Bias, and Immigration: Our Top English-Learner Stories of 2019
Education Week's top English-language learner stories on 2019 explored who's teaching the nation's English-learners and the struggles those educators encounter on the job, how the Trump administration's immigration policies affected students and their families and examined why more schools in the United States are embracing bilingualism.
English-Language Learners Ways to Better Serve Often-Misunderstood English-Learners With Disabilities
Identifying and supporting students who are eligible for English-language acquisition and special education support can leave teachers feeling underprepared and overwhelmed. A new policy paper offers support.
English-Language Learners Evaluating English-Learners for Special Education Is a Challenge. Here's Help
Two new resources aim to help educators determine whether English-learners' struggles in schools stem from learning disabilities. Experts say educators often struggle to identify these students and to steer them to the right services.
English-Language Learners Itinerant English-Learners Pose Challenges for School Systems
A new study that sought to examine learning conditions across the country for long-term English-learners found that 1 in 5 of the students are highly mobile, and may not have access to consistent language support as a result.
English-Language Learners Opinion 700,000 English-Language Learners Have a Disability. We Have to Do Better by Them
By focusing on ELL students’ strengths and not their deficits, teachers can help their students thrive, writes one veteran teacher.
English-Language Learners Don't Underestimate, Shortchange ELLs With Disabilities, Researcher Argues
A researcher found that some educators though bilingualism was "too lofty a goal" for English-language learners with disabilities.
English-Language Learners Minority Students Missing Out on Speech and Language Services, Study Finds
Black and Hispanic children are not receiving speech and language therapy at the same rate as similar white peers, which could set them up for academic problems later on, says new research.
Equity & Diversity Civil Rights Groups Take New Mexico to Court in Fight Over Equitable Education
Advocates argue that New Mexico's constitution requires the state to provide an adequate public school education for all school-age children. Two civil rights organizations will make their case in court in a trial that begins next week.
English-Language Learners Schools Often Fail to Educate, Support English-Language Learners
In a wide-ranging report on the state of education for ELLs, one theme is consistent: The nation's public schools must devote more resources and research to educating students who aren't native English speakers.
English-Language Learners How Will ESSA Rules Change Education for English-Language Learners?
Advocacy groups and researchers are taking a deeper look at what changes may be on the horizon for English-language learners and the people responsible for educating them.
English-Language Learners States Struggle to Identify, Support ELLs with Learning Disabilities
States and schools often have trouble drawing distinctions between English-learner students who struggle with the language and those who have learning disabilities.
English-Language Learners Feds Urge Broad Support for Nation's Youngest Bilingual Learners
A new federal government policy statement aims to increase awareness about the challenges that young English-language learners face and proven strategies to address them.
Special Education A Look at How the Brain Processes Language Patterns
New research and applications may help young children with both normal hearing and deafness improve their literacy.
Accountability National Council of La Raza Honors Alexander, Murray for Work on ESSA
The new federal K-12 law could do more to hold all schools accountable for the education of non-native English-speaking students, who are overwhelmingly Spanish-speaking Latinos.