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English Language Learners

Bilingual Learning: Double the Vocabulary, Double the Time?

Kevin M. Wong | Posted 02.19.2016 | Education
Kevin M. Wong

With the United States becoming increasingly diverse, and school districts beginning to make accommodations that promote bilingualism, one of the most...

Why California Needs Way More Bilingual Preschool Teachers

EdSource | Rebecca Klein | Posted 01.04.2016 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of EdSource, where it was originally published. About half of the children in the two largest public preschool program...

Schools Are Incredibly Segregated, But Teaching Kids In Two Languages Could Help

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics

A walk through Heritage Elementary School in Woodburn, Oregon, can make you feel like you're touring Europe. In one classroom, a group of third-grader...

Joy Resmovits

This School District Is Hiring By The Thousands | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics

Technology specialist Sara Boucher teaches about 1,000 students in classes as large as 45 at Steven G. Schorr Elementary School in Clark County, Nevad...

Rebecca Klein

Obama Administration Reminds Schools That English Language Learners Must Be Treated Equally | Rebecca Klein | Posted 01.07.2015 | Latino Voices

The Department of Justice and Education released guidance Wednesday on how states and local school districts should deal with the nearly 5 million pub...

Teacher Collaboration for the Sake of Academic Development in PreK-6 English Language Learners

Dorit Sasson | Posted 10.05.2014 | Education
Dorit Sasson

Research shows that the most common problems English language learners is that of understanding meaning of academic texts. Teachers need to ensure they are also helping their students making important literary and deeper comprehension connections.

Parents Hold the Key to Success for Common Core State Standards

National Council of La Raza | Posted 08.17.2014 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

By Delia Pompa, Senior Vice President, Programs, NCLR It's the time of year that millions of students look forward to: donning caps and gowns and wal...

But Who Is An English-Language Learner?

stateline | Adrienne Lu | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Ensuring All Children Start School Ready to Learn

Catherine Atkin | Posted 09.09.2013 | Impact
Catherine Atkin

With 1 in 4 of the nation's English Language Learners students living in California, this federal early learning plan also has the potential to be groundbreaking in that it ensures all children get the strong start they need to succeed in school.

Let's Build Schools Worthy of Our Democracy

John Thompson | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
John Thompson

I have long been perplexed by the dilemma that test-driven "reform" created. Teachers cannot remain silent as our integrity is assailed and as corporate "reformers" follow their marketing plan and launch one outrageous attack on public schools after another.

English Learners Far Behind Under English-Only Methods

| Sarah Garland | Posted 12.25.2011 | Education

This article comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. BALDWIN PARK, Calif. –- The end of the school day in Patty Sanchez’s kindergarten cl...