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.
Corey Mitchell, December 31, 2019
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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.
Corey Mitchell, July 31, 2019
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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.
Corey Mitchell, June 18, 2019
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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.
Corey Mitchell, May 23, 2019
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English-Language Learners Don't Underestimate, Shortchange ELLs With Disabilities, Researcher Argues
A Lehigh University researcher found that some educators though bilingualism was "too lofty a goal" for English-language learners with disabilities.
Corey Mitchell, March 30, 2018
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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.
Christina A. Samuels, August 8, 2017
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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.
Corey Mitchell, June 8, 2017
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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.
Corey Mitchell, February 28, 2017
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English-Language Learners New York City ELL Study Offers Glimpse into National English-Learner Trends
A recently released report on English-learner reclassification patterns may hold value for ELL educators and policymakers across the nation.
Corey Mitchell, October 17, 2016
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English-Language Learners Ed. Dept. Releases ESSA Guidance for English-Language Learners
The guidance, which is non-binding, covers a range of fiscal and monitoring issues in Title III.
Corey Mitchell, September 23, 2016
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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.
Corey Mitchell, August 5, 2016
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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.
Corey Mitchell, June 6, 2016
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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.
Corey Mitchell, June 2, 2016
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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.
Corey Mitchell, May 11, 2016
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