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Trump Administration to End Schooling, Recreation, Legal Aid for Migrant Children in Shelters

Officials say the massive influx of immigrant children from Central American countries has created a budget crunch. Educators and advocates called the move inhumane and illegal. (June 5, 2019)

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Spotlight on English Language Learners
Schools and educators are working tirelessly to support ELLs amid changing immigration patterns and learning environments. In this Spotlight, learn how teachers can identify struggling English-learners, what research says could benefit ELLs, and how to help ELLs through co-teaching.

Learning the Language Blog

08/15 04:35 pm | A 'One-Size-Fits-All' Approach to English-Learner Education Won't Work. Here's Why | The current system results in less access to academic classes for long-term English-learners, a new study argues, while more recent arrivals sometimes fare better.

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Quiz Yourself: English-Language Learners
Which teaching practices are most effective for delivering academic content to ELLs, how many English-learners will move out of all language-development courses this year, and in what programs do native Spanish-speaking students have more success learning English?

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How Can Your District Spot—and Support—Diverse Gifted Students?
In this webinar, two experts offer guidance on identifying and serving advanced ELLs and building a stronger gifted program.

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Teaching America's English-Language Learners: A Special Report
This 2017 report explores questions around which instructional strategies work best for ELL students, including whether a bilingual approach to teaching English-learners puts students at an advantage. (Report also available in Spanish.)

Teaching Migrant Children
Tens of thousands of children have fled chaos in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, surviving dangerous journeys and confinement in shelters in a quest to get to the U.S.-Mexico border. Now, many are living in communities and attending schools across the United States and face new risks and ominous questions about their futures.

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See where English-language learners live and which home languages they speak.

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Officials say the massive influx of immigrant children from Central American countries has created a budget crunch. Educators and advocates called the move inhumane and illegal.
June 12, 2019 – Education Week
Kate Mayer and Jamie Lynch explain why they want to change the way reading is taught in their Pennsylvania school district.
April 3, 2019 – Education Week
Letter to the Editor
Resources Required for ELLs
April 10, 2019 – Education Week
Natalia’s American high school has become a refuge from the rocky home life the 17-year-old is experiencing after reuniting with a mother who left her in El Salvador when she was a baby.
April 10, 2019 – Education Week
Educators in schools across the United States are working to support migrant students who’ve recently arrived from Central America. But the intensity of their needs can be a strain.
April 10, 2019 – Education Week
To pay for rent, food, lawyer’s fees, and still send money home to El Salvador every week, Paty, 18, waits tables in a restaurant while attending high school in Virginia.
April 10, 2019 – Education Week
Fernando, 12, is grateful he made it to the United States to reunite with his mother after years apart. But his new life in Maryland is difficult and he misses many things about home, including being a top student in school.
April 10, 2019 – Education Week
When Eric and Alberto left Honduras with their mother in 2017, they were hopeful for gaining asylum. But their mom was deported and now the boys attend school in a high-crime neighborhood that is making them question if their lives can be better here.
April 10, 2019 – Education Week
New research that suggests struggling English-learners could benefit from repeating 3rd grade is drawing strong pushback from scholars.
March 6, 2019 – Education Week
The researchers behind a splashy new study join two policy experts to urge great caution before holding back ELLs.
March 1, 2019 – Education Week

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