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English as Second Language

In the War on Poverty, Don't Forget Refugees

Jill Koyama, Ph.D. | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Jill Koyama, Ph.D.

While the Act directs the Office of Refugee Resettlement to provide all refugees with English language education, this rarely happens because of a lack of universal funding to local resettlement agencies that provide the education.

Steven Kurlander: Spanish-Language Pizza Promotion Gives Some Heartburn

Steven Kurlander | Posted 06.02.2012 | Home
Steven Kurlander

Last week, Pizza Patron, a 104-restaurant chain based in Dallas, offered a Spanish-language promotion. Like it or not, speaking Spanish is a big part of today's American culture -- even when ordering a pizza.

Teach For America Faces Slew Of Questions, Criticism, Amid Big Expansion

AP | By CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 01.27.2012 | Education

MIAMI -- In a distressed neighborhood north of Miami's gleaming downtown, a group of enthusiastic but inexperienced instructors from Teach for America...

California Has One Of Nation's Widest Gaps In Hispanic-White Reading Proficiency

| Sarah Garland | Posted 12.26.2011 | Education

This article comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. This is the second of a three-part series. Read the first piece, English-Learning Students ...