Publications

2005

Higher numbers of English language learners (ELLs) are enrolling in U.S. middle and high schools than ever before. Content area teachers may now have more ELLs in their classrooms, but may not...

2004

This is a comprehensive review of recent research on the contributions of diverse teachers to the education of both white and minority students. The report points to major obstacles faced by...

2005

For the past five years, the state of Maine has focused on adolescent literacy as an important part of its school improvement efforts statewide. This case study chronicles the work and progress...

1998

Part of the Perspectives on Policy and Practice series, this brief overview provides policymakers and state and district-level staff with an overview of assessment portfolios and a...

2000

The number of language minority students in New England's school districts has grown over the past two decades and continues to grow rapidly. The number of language-minority students who require...

2001

More and more educators are learning that students' literacy skills affect their understanding and retention of content area material. This issue of Perspectives investigates the ways in which...

2000

As an increasing number of school districts across the country are making commitments to foreign language education for younger learners, educators and administrators are posing a number of key...

2000

Part of the Perspectives on Policy and Practice series, this brief provides policymakers and state and district-level staff with an overview of how to involve English language learners in...

2001

More and more educators believe that high schools must be reexamined and reshaped to actively engage students in learning experiences that better prepare them for the complexity of adult life....

1997

Studies published in 1995 and 1996 by the U.S. General Accounting Office determined that inadequate school facilities were a widespread problem - fully one-third of America's schools needed...