English-Language Learners

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Spotlight on English-Language Learners

In this Spotlight, explore what research tells us about the effects of early exposure to English, the benefits of bilingualism and biliteracy, and new techniques to help ELLs talk about math.

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02/07 07:16 pm | Nancy Pelosi Holds Court on House Floor for 8-Hour Defense of 'Dreamers' | The House Minority Leader delivered a marathon speech in defense of the nearly 700,000 young undocumented immigrants whose temporary protections under DACA were rescinded by ...

Education Week Quiz

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?

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.

EdWeek Chat

Chat: Engaging the Families of English-Language Learners

For elementary school-aged students learning another language, parent involvement and support is key. Two San Jose Unified School District educators answered questions on their efforts to partner with the families of ELLs to boost literacy.

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.)

Perspectives on a Population
This exclusive 2009 report offers the most comprehensive, data-driven examination to date of ELL students and youths in the United States.

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From California to Maryland, schools are preparing for an unprecedented increase in the flow of Central American children and youths streaming across the U.S.-Mexico border and arriving alone.
July 9, 2014 – Education Week
The state's sweeping new Blueprint for English-Language Learners Success may be the first time state policymakers have made such a strong statement on the needs of ELL students.
June 4, 2014 – Education Week
March 26, 2014 – Education Week
Advocacy groups argue the federal decision to let California bump accountability decisions to 2016 could jeopardize moves affecting key student subgroups.
March 26, 2014 – Education Week
In Oakland, Maria Santos uses "instructional rounds," much like those in teaching hospitals, to coach educators on how best to involve ELL students in academic discourse.
March 5, 2014 – Education Week
A bill to roll back long-running restrictions on bilingual education is only the latest signal of changing politics around English-language instruction in California.
March 5, 2014 – Education Week
Some built-in student accommodations for the common-core tests being developed by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers will be unavailable during spring 2014 field tests.
November 6, 2013 – Education Week
For students with special needs, English-learners, gifted students, and others beyond the mainstream, educators have to work harder to make new standards fit.
October 30, 2013 – Education Week
The Common Core State Standards' focus on persuasion, analysis, and other discourse skills is accelerating the push to teach English-language learners to master "academic" English.
October 30, 2013 – Education Week
In some schools, the new standards are leading to a closer collaboration between content-area teachers and those who serve students with special needs.
October 30, 2013 – Education Week

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