English language learners

Speaking kids’ home language in pre-k could provide a lifelong advantage

Support for English learners in state preschool programs varies widely but tends to be lower than experts would recommend, new study says

What do at-risk students, English language learners and adult college students have in common?

Technology is increasingly helping these nontraditional students achieve

Modesto, California — Afternoon kindergarten teacher Margaret Peralez helps, from left, Cesar Mackan, Monserrat Mendoza and Cristian Bustamante with Spanish reading while morning class teacher Maria Mota leads intensive English vocabulary instruction in the background.

TEACHER VOICE: What we’re all ignoring about the stubborn achievement gap for Latino students

Classroom methods that won’t fail our English learners

Carla Savinon, now a sophomore, works on a painting in her visual arts class last spring at Boston’s Margarita Muñiz Academy, where arts are a core component of the curriculum.

With no silver bullet, innovation abounds at this bilingual high school

The school also features expeditionary learning, mastery-based grading, technology, the arts and community-building

Students participate in morning workshops in advance of national May 1 “Day Without Immigrants” rallies, learning also about the labor rights history of May Day rallies worldwide.

A Spanish-English high school proves learning in two languages can boost graduation rates

Educators believe teaching in two languages can be key to student success

Rising popularity of dual-language education could leave Latinos behind

In D.C., native English speakers clamor for a program once designed for Latino immigrants. Who should get priority?

PODCAST: How four immigrant families and one lawsuit changed education in America

The fight for free education for undocumented students

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What can Betsy DeVos really do?

Experts on left and right assess possibilities for expanding school choice and limiting the work of the Office for Civil Rights

It’s not who controls the schools that matters, it’s whether they care about equity

New Orleans has had plenty of school choice in the last decade, but vulnerable students have been left behind

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