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EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION and DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS

New York Kicks Off a New ELLs Conversation

And now there’s evidence that the state—and New York City—are preparing to lead on another element of education policy.

EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION and DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS
New York Kicks Off a New ELLs Conversation

And now there’s evidence that the state—and New York City—are preparing to lead on another element of education policy.


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION, PREK-12 EDUCATION and DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS
Doing Right by Dual Language Learners in New York City's Pre-K Expansion

The de Blasio administration deserves credit for including an extra emphasis on dual language learners as part of its progress reports.


PREK-12 EDUCATION and DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS
New Talking Points Memo Column: Why Doesn't English Language Learning Have the Same Cachet as Pre-K?

Why is pre-K such an easier sell?


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION, PREK-12 EDUCATION and DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS
Nuance Or Oversimplification? Making the Case for Multilingualism

Dual language learners have received scant attention at the state or federal levels.


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION, PREK-12 EDUCATION and DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS
A Case Study in Misalignment: Dual Language Learners and Teacher Evaluations in Chicago

Fully immersing DLLs in English before they are developmentally ready can undermine their broader linguistic development.


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION, PREK-12 EDUCATION and DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS
Identifying and Supporting Young Latino Students' Academic Assets

It’s taken years, but the community of experts studying DLL students is finally shifting to an asset-based paradigm.


PREK-12 EDUCATION and DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS
Treating Student Bidialectism As An Opportunity

It’s important to recognize non-standard dialects of English as assets.


DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS
Boomtown Kids: Harnessing Energy and Aligning Resources for Dual Language Learners in San Antonio, Texas

A year after the launch of Dual Language Learners National Work Group, New America publishes 3 reports on the status of DLL in the U.S.


DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS
Stories from the Nation's Capital: Building Instructional Programs and Supports for DLLS from PreK-3rd Grade in Washington, DC

A year after the launch of Dual Language Learners National Work Group, New America publishes 3 reports on the status of DLL in the U.S.