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- English-Language Learners Timeline: The U.S Supreme Court Case That Established English Learners' RightsFifty years ago the landmark Lau v. Nichols case set the stage for federal English-learner policy.English-Language Learners How a 1974 U.S. Supreme Court Case Still Influences English-Learner EducationFifty years ago Lau v. Nichols required schools to provide language support to English learners to ensure access to public education.English-Language Learners Q&A English Learners Need Equal Access to Rich Texts. How One School Makes That HappenA coordinator for an English-learner program discusses how to integrate language supports into English/language arts classes.English-Language Learners Q&A WIDA to Help Mainstream Teachers Work with English LearnersWIDA aims to offer more professional development opportunities for all teachers working with English learners, not just specialists.English-Language Learners $890 Million in English-Learner Aid Is Under New Management. Why Researchers Are HopefulThe office of English language acquisition will once again manage Title III formula grant funds.English-Language Learners Ed. Dept. Releases New Toolkit to Engage English Learners' FamiliesThe updated English-learner family toolkit is available in four languages and as a mobile app.English-Language Learners To Effectively Support English Learners, Build Teachers' Skills, Experts SayAll teachers should be responsible for English learners, but not all are prepared for the work, researchers said.English-Language Learners State Officials Share Advice on Supporting New Immigrant StudentsLess than half of all states offer resources on how to enroll and support students new to the United States.English-Language Learners How Schools Should Support Newcomers to the U.S.: A Case StudyThe number of students enrolling into high school from other countries in Massachusetts has tripled in the last 15 years.English-Language Learners Here's Why Miguel Cardona Is Pushing Multilingual EducationThe education secretary outlines how the Education Department is investing in language learning. Will it work?English-Language Learners Letter to the Editor Schools—Not Students—Are Insufficiently MultilingualSchools and systems, not students, are insufficiently multilingual, says this letter to the editor.English-Language Learners Most States Don't Offer Districts Guidance for Enrolling Students New to the U.S.A new report found that less than half of all states recommend districts review newcomers' past education history at enrollment.English-Language Learners Is Grouping English Learners the Right Approach? What New Research SaysA new study upends the idea that the most efficient way to teach English learners is by grouping them together.English-Language Learners How Special Ed. and English-Learner Teachers Can Collaborate: A GuideSchool and district leaders share how they got two departments to more deeply collaborate to support their students.