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on the ground
November 2, 2018
At one Chicago high school, big plans amid a bilingual teacher shortage
For the principal of Back of the Yards, recruiting native Spanish speaking educators is an essential ingredient in plans to build a dual language program.
March 28, 2018
New York City students can now pass Spanish exam on path to graduation
The change may help non-native English speakers earn a diploma.
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.
October 26, 2017
Communicating with Spanish-speaking parents is a challenge in Memphis. Meet the former teacher who’s taking it on.
Talia Palacio is transforming how Shelby County Schools interacts with Hispanic families.
getting to graduation
March 21, 2017
New York City’s English learners often struggle to graduate, but here’s how some schools buck that trend
Many schools struggle to met the needs of English learners. But some buck that trend, providing valuable lessons for how to better serve these students.
teaching the teachers
February 8, 2017
Colorado educators will soon be required to take training for teaching English learners
The training will be part of the regular teacher license renewal process.
November 28, 2016
Denver schools with large numbers of English learners get less physical education
District officials will investigate why students at Denver schools with large numbers of English learners are getting less physical education than other students.
April 19, 2015
Successful strategy: How Southport trains teachers to work with English Learners
The best way to make sure the students, many of them refugees, were able to succeed in the classroom meant making sure teachers were prepared.
February 17, 2015
Immigrant groups see chance to improve language services in chancellor’s reorganization
With changes coming to the city's school-support structure, immigrant groups are asking the Department of Education to improve translation services for parents with limited English proficiency.
September 22, 2014
Bilingual programs get the royal treatment
The visit, complete with balloons and a song-and-dance performance, added bit of royal flair to Chancellor Carmen Fariña’s continued focus on dual language programs and English language learners.
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