Spotlight on English Language Learners 2019

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English-Language Learners


The Education Week Spotlight on English-Language Learners is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • The impact of closing the Federal Office for ELLs
  • Discrepancies in schools' ESL curriculum
  • How educators can provide better support for English-Language Learners
  • How Canada fosters achievement among their immigrant students

You get the seven articles below in a downloadable PDF.

If U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos scraps the long-standing federal office that supports English-learners, a broad community of advocates and experts, including two former directors of the office, warn the move could harm students who already lag their peers on every academic measure.
June 20, 2018 – Education Week

New research suggests that the "critical period" for learning a second language is longer than previously thought.
May 9, 2018 – Education Week

Immigrants in Canada's schools perform on par with native-born students within three years of arriving. What is Canada doing that the United States isn’t?
March 7, 2018 – Education Week

By focusing on ELL students’ strengths and not their deficits, teachers can help their students thrive, writes one veteran teacher.
August 1, 2018 – Education Week

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