English-Language Learners

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

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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.

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

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Spellers from across the country will compete for the championship title later this month at the fifth annual National Spanish Spelling Bee in Albuquerque, N.M.
July 8, 2015 – Education Week
Though a federal appeals court has upheld the state's mandate of four-hour blocks of English-immersion daily for ELLs, federal civil rights officials are pushing Arizona to overhaul its approach to language instruction.
June 18, 2015 – Education Week
The nation's largest school district, which enrolls 160,000 ELLs, remains under a state-imposed corrective-action plan to improve services for English-learners.
June 10, 2015 – Education Week
The state is looking for the federal green light to use Title I funding it now spends on tutoring services to extend learning time.
June 3, 2015 – Education Week
The ESEA language policy does not reflect the critical role a student's first language plays in cognitive development, writes Joe Levitan.
May 13, 2015 – Education Week
While some schools have struggled to meet the needs of an influx of immigrant students, others are offering supports to help them get a linguistic, cultural, and academic foothold.
May 6, 2015 – Education Week
A seminal study on the early word gap between the children of high school dropouts and those of college graduates has led to more nuanced findings about language development.
April 22, 2015 – Education Week
Libia Gil, the head of the U.S. Department of Education's office of English-language acquisition, says she is working to decrease the time English-learners spend testing and preparing for tests.
February 4, 2015 – Education Week
The Keystone State's new Democratic governor, who faces an empowered GOP legislative majority, has pledged to boost K-12 spending; meanwhile, a funding-formula overhaul is already in the works.
January 7, 2015 – Education Week
Justin Minkel asks: When many legislators and superintendents have lost sight of the true purpose of education, what chance do kindergartners have?
December 30, 2014 – Teacher

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