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English-Language Learners Q&A Spanish-Speaking Students Need Support. A New Podcast May Help
Por Nuestros Niños, an education-focused Spanish-language radio show and podcast, could help families navigate an uncertain return to school.
Corey Mitchell, August 31, 2020
4 min read
In Burlington, Vt., public schools, a team of multilingual liaisons work from home to keep English-language learners connected with their schools and teachers during the coronavirus shutdown.
In Burlington, Vt., public schools, a team of multilingual liaisons work from home to keep English-language learners connected with their schools and teachers during the coronavirus shutdown.
Courtesy of Burlington School District
English-Language Learners Schools Lean on Staff Who Speak Students' Language to Keep English-Learners Connected
The rocky shift to remote learning has exacerbated inequities for the nation's 5 million English-learners. An army of multilingual liaisons work round the clock to plug widening gaps.
Corey Mitchell, April 27, 2020
7 min read
English-Language Learners English-Learners May Be Left Behind as Remote Learning Becomes 'New Normal'
English-learners often lack access to technology at home, experts and educators say, and their teachers are less likely to assign them to use digital learning resources outside of class.
Corey Mitchell, March 17, 2020
7 min read
English-Language Learners Ed Dept. Toolkit Offers Guidance for English-Learner, Immigrant Parents
The first two chapters of the department's new "English Learner Family Toolkit" delivers tips on how to enroll children in school and a offers a look at how schools in the United States differ from those in other countries.
Corey Mitchell, January 28, 2019
1 min read
English-Language Learners Will Every State Offer Special Recognition for Its Bilingual Graduates?
Forty-three states and the District of Columbia offer special recognition for high school graduates who demonstrate fluency in two or more languages. Just a handful of mostly rural states have yet to be swept up in the movement.
Corey Mitchell, July 26, 2018
4 min read
English-Language Learners Watch: A Parent's Campaign to Break Down Language Barriers for ELL Families
When Teresa Garcia's children started school, she often felt lost in translation. Her campaign for improved language services helped break down barriers for English-learner families.
Corey Mitchell, January 19, 2018
1 min read
Equity & Diversity Kids Count: Immigrants and Their Children Face Challenges on Path to Opportunity
Nationally, there are 18 million children who live with immigrant parents; an estimated 5 million of those children have at least one parent who is undocumented.
Corey Mitchell, October 24, 2017
3 min read
Equity & Diversity Refugee Students Don't Negatively Affect the Education of Peers, Study Finds
School districts across the country have faced criticism and legal scrutiny amid complaints that they deny immigrant and refugee students access to an adequate education.
Corey Mitchell, August 22, 2017
2 min read
English-Language Learners Another Round of Summer Reading for English-Language-Learner Educators
For time-crunched educators looking for tips and insights on their work with English-language learners, we've curated our second summer reading list.
Corey Mitchell, July 28, 2017
2 min read
English-Language Learners Bilingual Children Can Distinguish Voices in Languages They Don't Know
A New York University study examined how children process information about who is talking, and adds to a growing body of research that demonstrates the benefits of bilingualism.
Corey Mitchell, July 25, 2017
1 min read
English-Language Learners Gifted English-Learners Often Ignored, Overlooked
Providing equal opportunities and access for English-learner students has long been an issue in K-12 education. An exclusive Education Week analysis found it's even a problem for the brightest students.
Corey Mitchell, July 10, 2017
1 min read
English-Language Learners Teaching and Welcoming English-Learners: New Guide Offers Advice
A Teaching Tolerance primer on helping ELL students and their families offers advice on topics ranging from family engagement and anti-bias strategies to classroom culture and instruction.
Corey Mitchell, May 19, 2017
1 min read
English-Language Learners District Pays Out $150K to Settle Immigrant's Discrimination Lawsuit
A lawsuit filed in federal court last November by EdLaw New England alleges that the district denied the student his "constitutional and statutory rights."
Corey Mitchell, April 20, 2017
1 min read
English-Language Learners Tool Aims to Help Schools Better Identify English-Language Learners
A new Regional Education Laboratory tool aims to take some of the guesswork out of the home-language survey process used to identify students who need extra support to learn English.
Corey Mitchell, March 6, 2017
1 min read