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English language learners
December 7, 2018
To find gifted students amid the district’s diversity, Aurora looks beyond math and English
The Aurora district has started testing more students and is looking at new identification methods, including for talented students in non-academic areas.
November 30, 2018
In Newark, bilingual students gain an edge in the enrollment process
Students who are still learning English will be given preference when they are underrepresented among a school's applicants.
November 29, 2018
Carranza names new leader — and new department name — for English language learners
Mirza G. Sánchez-Medina, the founding principal of Manhattan Bridges High School, will be the new deputy chief academic officer of what will now be the Division of Multilingual Learners.
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.
September 25, 2018
Estos padres quieren eliminar los obstáculos para hispanohablantes en las escuelas de Detroit
To read this story in English, click here. Si te parece difícil navegar el sistema escolar de Detroit, imagínate como es cuando nadie habla…
September 25, 2018
These parents won’t stop chipping away at literacy and the language barrier in Detroit schools
Para leer este artículo en español, oprima aquí. If you think it’s hard to navigate Detroit’s troubled school system, try doing it…
Race to Reading
August 28, 2018
With Michigan’s third-grade reading law looming, parents fear majority of Detroit youth will be held back
Educators and advocates are warning that too many parents don’t know their children can be held back in third grade if they can't read, because of a new law.
August 15, 2018
Poll: Most residents want Michigan to change the way it funds schools
The majority of the state's voters say the way schools are funded needs to change.
June 28, 2018
KIPP charter network launching biliteracy program at new Denver elementary school
KIPP officials heard from families in southwest Denver who wanted a bilingual education for their children.
June 21, 2018
‘I fought to be here.’ Amid national debate, Newark students share their immigration stories
Students at Hawkins Street School wrote about the challenges and promises of building a life in a new country.
June 20, 2018
Memphis principal retires after 17 years lifting up school with long odds
The U.S. Department of Education recognized Yolanda Heidelberg and Jackson Elementary School in 2016 for academic gains for students of color from poor families.
Speak my language
May 3, 2018
New York City to add almost 50 bilingual programs, the latest in a push to help English learners
The expansion continues an aggressive push under the de Blasio administration to meet a pledge to the state to offer more options for students who are learning English.
April 17, 2018
Westminster’s model part of dispute with federal investigators in education of students learning English
Westminster schools may have failed to identify scores of students needing help learning English, and also neglected to effectively teach many of those students, according…
March 26, 2018
Westminster district signs agreement to better serve students learning English
The U.S. Department of Justice said the agreement was reached to resolve the district's "noncompliance."
March 20, 2018
Spike in refugee students fuels increase in English language learners at two adult charter schools
The campuses are less than two miles apart.
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