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October 1, 2019
Unexpected jump in English language learners prompts IPS to hire more teachers
The district has about 5,400 English language learners this school year — up 8% or about 400 children more than last year.
September 11, 2019
Why some students with special needs struggled with ILEARN accommodations
Some parents and teachers said the lack of appropriate accommodations for students with special needs were, in part, responsible for the statewide drop in test scores.
September 5, 2019
‘Someone needs to be fired,’ says lawmaker about letters sent to Tennessee school parents
Letters being distributed to families in dozens of Tennessee schools are creating a stir among education advocates.
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September 3, 2019
Writing letters and reading under tables: How one New Mexico bilingual teacher bonds with her students
Teacher Lourdes Sierra talks about how she makes reading more exciting and how the recent uptick in immigration enforcement has affected her New Mexico school.
August 20, 2019
These free New York summer schools for English learners are in demand
Roughly 7,500 New York City children attended free summer programs that are designed to help multilingual students continue developing their language.
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August 6, 2019
Scenes from a Newark hiring fair: As schools scramble to hire teachers, an unlikely duo teams up to nab a position
Jesus Gomez and Iris Markle made an unlikely duo as they waded into Newark’s final teacher hiring fair before school starts.
July 23, 2019
Group withdraws request to house migrant children in vacant Memphis school
Under a $3.7 million federal grant, the group had proposed operating a residential facility until 2025 at the former South Side Middle School.
July 9, 2019
How to get more English learners prepared to enter kindergarten? Illinois wrestles with answer.
The state found that only 26% of kindergarteners statewide met requirements to be considered “on track.” For English learners, that proportion dropped to 17%.
June 28, 2019
Want to see what makes America great? Attend a high school graduation like this one.
Better yet, snag a ticket to one that’s full of first-generation graduates and listen to their stories, Los Angeles teacher Joel Snyder writes.
June 27, 2019
Inside Denver’s attempt to slow ‘summer slide’ for English language learners and struggling readers
Denver Public Schools' "summer academy" serves English language learners and students struggling with reading — with free activities for siblings, too.
Updated June 27, 2019
Supreme Court blocks citizenship question on census that could hit school budgets hard — for now
School district leaders can breathe a sigh of relief — at least, a short one — after the Supreme Court blocked the Trump administration from adding a question about citiz
June 25, 2019
‘We’re going to move the agenda’: Chancellor Carranza speaks at graduation for top screened middle school
Chancellor Carranza praises Mott Hall's majority-Hispanic graduating class and says he is dedicated to serving students, even if it means some adults are “uncomfortable.”
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June 21, 2019
Sweeping attendance zone changes proposed for elementary schools in Brooklyn’s District 15
The education department is weighing whether to redraw zone lines — or remove attendance boundaries altogether — in a swath of Brooklyn’s District 15.
June 5, 2019
How these Denver students earned credits for a college Spanish minor while in high school
The program has been so successful that it’s expanding to several other Denver high schools this fall.
May 30, 2019
Tennessee’s rural schools overlooked amid urban focus, says equity group
Rural Tennessee faces big challenges in providing an equitable education to a third of the state’s students, says a new report.
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