English-Language Learners Report Roundup

Diverse Students

By Corey Mitchell — February 03, 2015 1 min read
  • Save to favorites
  • Print

A new report from Excelencia in Education, which advocates higher educational achievement for Latinos, dispels the perception that most Latino students are English-language learners.

Among students ages 5 to 17, the report found that 84 percent who speak a language other than English at home speak English with no difficulty.

Latinos represent the fastest-growing segment of all students in U.S. public schools, representing 24 percent of public school enrollment in 2011, the report found.

From 2003 to 2013, the high school dropout rate for Latino students, as a group, fell by nearly half, and they showed marked improvement on the National Assessment of Educational Progress in reading and mathematics for elementary and high school students.

Related Tags:

A version of this article appeared in the February 04, 2015 edition of Education Week as Diverse Students

Events

Mathematics Live Online Discussion A Seat at the Table: Breaking the Cycle: How Districts are Turning around Dismal Math Scores
Math myth: Students just aren't good at it? Join us & learn how districts are boosting math scores.
This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
Student Achievement Webinar
How To Tackle The Biggest Hurdles To Effective Tutoring
Learn how districts overcome the three biggest challenges to implementing high-impact tutoring with fidelity: time, talent, and funding.
Content provided by Saga Education
This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
Student Well-Being Webinar
Reframing Behavior: Neuroscience-Based Practices for Positive Support
Reframing Behavior helps teachers see the “why” of behavior through a neuroscience lens and provides practices that fit into a school day.
Content provided by Crisis Prevention Institute

EdWeek Top School Jobs

Teacher Jobs
Search over ten thousand teaching jobs nationwide — elementary, middle, high school and more.
View Jobs
Principal Jobs
Find hundreds of jobs for principals, assistant principals, and other school leadership roles.
View Jobs
Administrator Jobs
Over a thousand district-level jobs: superintendents, directors, more.
View Jobs
Support Staff Jobs
Search thousands of jobs, from paraprofessionals to counselors and more.
View Jobs

Read Next

English-Language Learners The Science of Reading and English Learners: 3 Takeaways for Policy and Classroom Practice
Two experts joined Education Week for a webinar on best practices for teaching young English learners to read.
5 min read
Teacher working with young schoolgirl at her desk in class
iStock / Getty Images Plus
English-Language Learners Nuanced Accountability Would Help English Learners. New Research Shows How
A new report offers suggestions on how states can approach federal accountability measures with more nuance for English learners.
5 min read
The child is studying the alphabet.
Germanovich/iStock/Getty
English-Language Learners Opinion How to Connect With English-Language Newcomers. Teachers Share Their Favorite Lessons
Stock classrooms with books that reflect students’ lives, languages, and cultures and invite them into as yet unfamiliar worlds.
10 min read
Images shows colorful speech bubbles that say "Q," "&," and "A."
iStock/Getty