Tag: ELL

Keying In K–12 Equity

This is the fourth school year educators, students, families, and administrators will be impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. While recent data from NWEA shows early signs of rebounding,1 which offers some hope, the research...

Early Childhood Programs Failing English Learners

A policy brief from the Migration Policy Institute’s National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy finds that despite...

$120 Million to Support ELL Educators

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) recently announced awards of nearly $120 million...

Take Action to Support English Learners! FY23 Title III Funding

Take action to support English Learners! Ask your Representative to join Reps. Langevin, Craig, García, and Leger Fernandez in sending a letter to Chairwoman DeLauro and Ranking Member Cole on the House Labor, Health and...

A Superpower Hidden in Plain Sight

How can educators ensure that emerging bilingual students are well served in their schools, and how can we as educators foster linguistic diversity as an asset rather than as a problem? Who Are...

Directory of Best-Practice Programs for Diverse Language Learners

To help connect educational innovations with the learners who want and need them most, the America’s Languages Working Group is launching a first-of-its-kind online resource on March 14. The America’s Languages Portal: Model Programs...

Connecting the Community

I’m the principal at Brookwood Elementary, where we serve more than 1,200 students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Approximately 10% of our students are English language learners (ELLs). That may not be an especially...
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New National Effort to Address Effective Literacy for Multilingual Learners

Researchers, educators, teachers, administrators, school board members, and advocates with expertise in literacy and the education of English learner/emergent bilingual students have come together to form the National Committee for Effective Literacy (NCEL), with...

Multilingual Experiences for All Students

How have your experiences prepared you for this role?I’ll begin by sharing this: Many years before I was born, there was a teacher in Texas who stole my inheritance. Through outdated ways of thinking,...

Backward Design

Comprehensible input. Movies. Language clubs. Guest speakers. Pirates. Conversations. Fly-swatter vocabulary matches. Video pen pals. Study abroad.A language program can take many forms and have some—or none—of these. But how do you achieve one...
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