"Top Languages Spoken by English Language Learners Nationally and by State" -- article from the Migration Policy Institute about the most commonly-spoken languages by ELLs in the US, with interesting results.

"Top Languages Spoken by English Language Learners Nationally and by State" -- article from the Migration Policy Institute about the most commonly-spoken languages by ELLs in the US, with interesting results.

School stats: Here are the top 10 languages spoken by students learning English in Washington State.

School stats: Here are the top 10 languages spoken by students learning English in Washington State.

Fifteen years after Massachusetts voters pushed bilingual education out  of most public schools, lawmakers are on the verge of allowing school  systems to teach students academic subjects in their own languages if  they’re not yet fluent in English.

Legislators hope to undo English-only education law - The Boston Globe

Fifteen years after Massachusetts voters pushed bilingual education out of most public schools, lawmakers are on the verge of allowing school systems to teach students academic subjects in their own languages if they’re not yet fluent in English.

Link to a new guide from the Council of the Great City Schools: "A Framework for Raising Expectations and Instructional Rigor for English Language Learners" -- This is a 38-page resource aimed at addressing the needs of ELLs in K-12 schools, especially in relation to implementing standards for college and career readiness.

New resource from the Council of the Great City Schools: Instructional Framework for English Language Development

Effective organizations, including schools, should make building culture part of a planned strategic effort. Most school improvement plans concentrate on academic achievement goals, decisions about academic focus, and deployment of instructional models.

Ten (Usually) Wrong Ideas about ELLs -- Article in Educational Leadership that presents a myth about ELLs and then info that refutes or corrects it. Great for mainstream teachers and admins new to working with English Language Learners.

Shift in curriculum and instructional materials aims to help English learners.

Shift in curriculum and instructional materials aims to help English learners.

Faculty research: schools struggle to adapt to English-language learner needs | Penn State University But with inadequate staff development, for the most part.

Faculty research: schools struggle to adapt to English-language learner needs

"U.S. Departments of Education and Justice Release Joint Guidance to Ensure English Learner Students Have Equal Access to High-Quality Education" -- Information regarding educating ELLs, published on 1/7/15.

Departments of Education and Justice Release Joint Guidance to Ensure English Learner Students Have Equal Access to High-Quality Education" -- Information regarding educating ELLs, published on

Great ideas by several well-known ESL specialists on how to make sure ELLs receive appropriate services, as reported by Larry Ferlazzo in an article in Education Week.

Response: Don't Leave English Language Learners 'In The Cold'

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