Long-Term English Learners
Read more about students not yet attaining English proficiency after more than six years in school
Teaching Opinion 'Prevention Is the Best Way to Support Long-Term English-Learner Students'
Four educators provide recommendations on how to support Long-Term English-Learners, including providing more support to them earlier and identifying whether they have other special needs earlier, too!
Teaching Opinion 'Make It Clear to Long-Term English-Learners That Their Voices Matter'
Six educators share advice on how to support Long-Term English-Language Learners, including emphasizing vocabulary development and academic language.
Teaching Opinion Ways to Support Long-Term English-Language Learners
Eight educators offer their recommendations about how schools and their teachers can best support Long-Term English Language Learners, such as keeping expectations high for students.
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 ELLs Who Master English Early More Likely to Graduate On Time, Study Finds
An Arizona-based WestEd study found that long-term English-language learners struggled to graduate within four years of entering 9th grade.
Every Student Succeeds Act ESSA: Ed. Dept. Releases English-Language-Learner Guidance
States and districts that get federal funding to support English-learners can use that money to help track long-term ELLs and ELLs with learning disabilities, as well as to help figure out how former ELLs are progressing, according to guidance released Friday.
Federal For Stalled ELL Students, Graduation Is Often an Elusive Goal
Long-term English-learners—those who are not considered proficient for five or more years—are at a great risk of dropping out of school. What can schools do to keep these students on track to graduate?
Equity & Diversity 'Leaders to Learn From' Honoree Relates to Struggle That Long-Term ELLs Face
"I have a real connection, not only with the immigrant journey, but the English language journey," says Anaheim Union High School District Superintendent Michael Matsuda.
English-Language Learners Leader To Learn From California Leader Puts Spotlights on Long-Term English-Learners
Michael Matsuda, superintendent in the Anaheim Union High School District, has spearheaded new efforts to support English-learners who struggle for years to achieve proficiency in the language. He is recognized as a 2016 Leader To Learn From.
English-Language Learners California Puts More Attention on Long-Term English-Language Learners
Many students struggle to learn English because schools fail to monitor their progress, adequately train teachers or provide appropriate curriculum.
Equity & Diversity Calif. Advocacy Group for ELLs Wins National Recognition
Californians Together garners national recognition for its work on the biliteracy seal and long-term English-learners.
Federal Calif. Poised to Spotlight ELLs Stalled in Schools
A bill on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk would make California the first state to break out data on long-term English-learners.