English-language learners

High housing costs and falling birth rates are driving down school enrollment in Denver’s historically Latino neighborhoods, making it harder to fill some bilingual classrooms.
Los altos costos de vivienda y la reducción en tasas de natalidad están reduciendo la matrícula escolar en las comunidades históricamente latinas de Denver, y esto hace más difícil llenar algunos salones bilingües.
Chalkbeat created a lookup tool examining changes to Fair Student Funding, a major source of funding for schools.
Schools will see less money in new budget deal, but Mayor Eric Adams says they’re not cuts. Instead, he sees the funding as reflecting the decreased student population.
As federal stimulus funding starts to wind down, school leaders are facing tough choices with declining budgets and enrollment.
Un programa nuevo en el Distrito Jeffco es uno de los pocos en una escuela pública enfocado en estudiantes de intermedia y secundaria que sufren de dislexia.
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.
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