English-Language Learners

The latest news about English-language learners, including articles, opinion essays, and special features.

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Wanted: Teachers as Diverse as Their Students

Districts try "grow your own" programs to build an educator workforce that mirrors their changing student body. (September 17, 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

01/16 12:00 pm | Teaching, Technology, and English-Learners: 5 Things to Know | Few teachers reported assigning English-learners to use digital learning resources outside of class, in part because of concerns about students' lack of access to ...

Education Week Quiz

Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About English-Language Learners?
What are common instructional approaches for teaching ELLs, what is the effect of labels on English-learners, and how are schools educating immigrant children?

On-Demand Webinar

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.

Special Collections

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

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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
Letter to the Editor
A Call for Systemic Change
February 27, 2019 – Education Week
Letter to the Editor
A New Hypothesis on Reading
February 27, 2019 – Education Week
Letter to the Editor
In Defense of Retention
February 27, 2019 – Education Week
The widespread embrace of foreign-language instruction is raising some uncomfortable questions. Corey Mitchell explains the inclusion problem at the heart of bilingual education.
January 9, 2019 – Education Week
Thousands of students were uprooted from schools over the last decade in communities where local police partnered with ICE on immigration enforcement, a Stanford study found.
October 31, 2018 – Education Week
Demand for bilingual, biliterate graduates is high. Experts in dual-language learning explain how schools can start programs and strengthen existing ones.
September 19, 2018 – Education Week
He leads the federal office for English-learners. She’s in charge of the White House initiative for Hispanic students. Who are they and what’s the fate of the efforts they oversee?
September 5, 2018 – Education Week

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