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Lost in Translation
Struggle and success as language barrier reshape Indianapolis schools
October 30, 2018
Jeffco high school highlighted in report on English learner achievement
Bear Creek High School in Jeffco was celebrated for high achievement of students who speak English as a second language.
August 7, 2018
Aurora school district expands translation and interpretation in response to parent demands
The Aurora school district is centralizing and expanding language services for families this school year.
July 24, 2018
In Aurora, a math teacher led the way to offer students a seal of biliteracy
Few districts have taken on the work to offer a seal of biliteracy after the state passed a law last year.
July 19, 2018
There are lots of ways schools teach English learners. Here’s how it works.
Many school districts have been, or are under, federal orders to improve education for English learners.
April 3, 2018
Colorado’s Spanish spelling bee is growing as more students, from different backgrounds, take on the challenge
Three top spellers from Colorado will get sent to the National Spanish Spelling Bee this July.
pre-k for all
January 17, 2018
New York City will add dual language options in pre-K to attract parents and encourage diversity
Popular with parents, the programs can also be effective in boosting the performance of students who are learning English as a new language.
May 15, 2015
10 inspiring minutes on education, freedom and the American dream
Last week, Chalkbeat brought together four people from Lost in Translation for a panel discussion. Watch these 10 minutes of highlights and be prepared to be moved.
May 8, 2015
Video: Advocates for English learners discuss challenges of teaching immigrant students
If you missed the "New City, New Language, New School" program organized by Chalkbeat, WFYI and the Indianapolis Star at the Indianapolis Public Library, watch it here.
May 6, 2015
A message for teachers of immigrant children: You make a difference
The panel discussion was a follow up to a series of stories jointly published last month by Chakbeat, the Indianapolis Star and WFYI Public Media.
May 5, 2015
After funding boost, schools consider how to better help English language learners
Chalkbeat, the Star and WFYI will host a panel discussion at the Central Library at 6 p.m. Wednesday on improving services for English language learners.
April 23, 2015
Indiana kids learning English are getting less funding, more testing
More than 15 years of steep growth in the number of English language learners in Indiana schools might require a reconsideration of funding and accountability policies.
April 23, 2015
Teachers connect with language learners with strategy and purpose
Teaching students English isn’t magic — there might never be an “Aha!” moment for them. But the strategies teachers use to get through to them are no less impressive.
April 22, 2015
Charter innovations show promising results for teaching language
As the number of English language learners in Indianapolis charter schools swells, some schools are becoming beacons for a fast-growing Latino population.
April 22, 2015
IPS struggles to bridge the gap with language learners and their families
Indianapolis Public Schools is soon to undertake a similar reconsideration: system-wide rethinking of the way it assists English language learners.
April 21, 2015
From Burma to Southport: Finding your way in an unfamiliar world
Leaders at Southport High School have a plan when English learners arrive. But it wasn’t always that way. They had to make mistakes and learn, just like their students.
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