English-language learners

Memphis-Shelby County Schools wants a “fresh start” at Kingsbury High School. The community says it wants to be heard.
NYC education officials plan to expand transfer high schools to serve those students, using a Bronx school as one model.
The vote is unlikely to have an immediate impact on school budgets, but delays in approving a formula could hamper principals’ ability to plan and hire staff.
The goal is more funding for students with costlier needs, but will it be enough?
Schools are rearranging furniture, trying new activities, and offering teachers training on ways they can add more speaking practice into their lessons.
These early childhood teachers already speak six languages. Now they’re earning credentials, helping their community, and living their dreams.
Immigration advocates say that public schools can be “largely inaccessible” for thousands of immigrant students.
With the end of the school year approaching, NYC schools have spent just about half of this year’s COVID relief, according to a comptroller report.
El Community College de Denver ha cambiado su programa de inglés como segundo idioma para dar clases de inglés a estudiantes y ayudarles a conseguir empleo.
Mayor Eric Adams wants to give summer jobs to all youth who want one. But undocumented youth can’t participate in the program.
The Community College of Denver has changed its English as a second language program to teach students English that can help them land jobs.
An advocacy group’s report points to lack of bilingual staff and COVID as big issues.
As Colorado solicits input about the fate of low-performing schools, advocates want to ensure non-English comments will be heard.
The Illinois state board of education will use federal coronavirus relief funds to support bilingual teachers who want to earn a state license
David Banks noted that the process at some of the city’s coveted “screened” schools is a lottery this year, which has resulted in backlash from parents of students with high grades.
El estado no está monitoreando cómo los distritos usan los fondos, y tampoco obligándolos a usar el dinero para su propósito.
Tutoring and enrichment programs require finding staff to work extra hours in a moment when educators feel overworked.
Colorado schools have extra money for English learners, but not all districts are using the funds to do more for students.
The Newark Board of Education approved a resolution outlining promises to English learners, including steps to find students who “lost contact” with the district during the pandemic.
Colorado teacher Christina Mendoza tells how she incorporates her grandpa’s army experience into lessons and what she learned from tribal elders.
A blueprint to revamp education funding appears to align with Gov. Bill Lee’s pledge to consider each student’s needs. But how much more money would be added?
Guillermina McLean fue reconocida como paraeducadora del año por la Asociación de Educación Bilingüe de Colorado.
The Adams 14 board voted to approve a charter school from Denver-based University Prep, but rejected Community Leadership Academy’s ask to be part of the district.
Bilingual staff can mean the difference when parents call to report their students’ absences, seek information from the school nurse, or speak to teachers.
Fewer than 1 in 5 Chicago third graders met state standards in reading and math on a standardized exam in spring of 2021.
Even as advocates said the centralized process is a step in the right direction, the burden is still on families to request that the documents be translated.
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