Tag: English Learners
November 28, 2017
A new state law clarifies that parents enrolled in English as a second language or GED classes can state that as a qualifying reason for state subsidized child care. Previously, some families were deemed ineligible.
October 18, 2017
A national report examines if states are meeting the needs of dual language learners, who make up nearly one-third of children ages 8 and younger in the U.S. The 30-state analysis highlights policies that affect access and educational opportunities.
September 10, 2017
The State Board of Education adopted the first new language policy in 20 years — the English Learner Roadmap, an online resource for school districts that will help guide curriculum, instruction and standards for the 1.4 million English learners in the state’s public schools.
July 18, 2017
New state policy is expected to help schools meet California's Vision of Success for English learners.
July 12, 2017
Teacher shortage limits districts' ability to expand bilingual offerings.
July 11, 2017
An advocacy group for English learners says the $5 million in new state money to train more bilingual teachers is a "first step," and warns that Proposition 58 has worsened a severe shortage of bilingual teachers.
July 2, 2017
English learners in transitional kindergarten show significant gains.
July 2, 2017
Legislators must decide this month before they take August off.
June 28, 2017
Researchers found kindergartners who had attended transitional kindergarten are better prepared than those who had attended preschool or had not been in a formal preschool program.
May 18, 2017
English learners who attend transitional kindergarten enter kindergarten with stronger literacy and math skills, according to a recent American Institutes for Research study.
March 23, 2017
In Napa County, where 87 percent of its preschoolers are English learners, the use of a digital literacy app in Spanish and English is helping to boost the vocabulary of its youngest students. Teachers use the app in all 24 preschools in the county to incorporate songs, books and games into classroom activities.
March 17, 2017
The simple answer: It depends on the actions of state and local policymakers where those students live.
January 17, 2017
In some cases, English learners outscored their English-proficient peers on standardized tests.
January 11, 2017
It also decides which schools' English learners will fall in the accountability system's low-performing "red zone."