English language learners

A bilingual app with sign language brings more stories to deaf children

And building literacy skills is only the beginning

STUDENT VOICE: The first in my family to go to college, thanks to a scholarship — and a borrowed van

Keeping the dream alive in Ecuador, New Jersey and Washington, D.C.

School on the move

A little-known program has been helping the children of migrant farmworkers graduate for more than 50 years.

OPINION: Six questions teachers must ask to help English language learners succeed

Systems and structures that help schools adapt to changing needs and boost student performance

A California preschool teacher reads to students. The state has the largest population of children 4 and under in the nation.

How three California communities are trying to improve preschool for vulnerable students

Preschool programs strive to involve parents, train teachers to improve preschool outcomes

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

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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

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