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- English-Language Learners Spotlight Spotlight on Language InstructionThis Spotlight will help you understand the challenges facing ELLs, gain insights into the future of education for ELL students, and more.English-Language Learners America's Most Hispanic State Weighs Benefits of Language ProgramsThe question for lawmakers is why New Mexico's dual-language programs aren't being used by the students who most need them.English-Language Learners Virtual Learning Made Persistent Problems Worse for English-LearnersBut some solutions also existed pre-pandemic—and it's up to districts to put them into action, a pair of reports conclude.English-Language Learners Opinion Crystal Ball Predictions: What Will Education for ELL Students Look Like in 10 Years?In the next decade, schools just might appreciate English-learners for whom they are and the language skills they possess.English-Language Learners Webinar Using Culturally Responsive Teaching To Support English-Language LearningExplore how to apply culturally responsive teaching to equitably teach students who are learning English as a second language.English-Language Learners Opinion What I Learned From Teaching English-Language Learners for 30 YearsSupports for multilingual learners have come a long way since the so-called English-only movement, writes one veteran teacher.SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.Supporting the needs of English learners (ELs) is highly complex and diverseSponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.Hear Dr. Jeff Zwiers share how podcasts build academic conversations and support English language development.English-Language Learners Opinion 14 Strategies for Teaching Intermediate English-Language LearnersUsing drama, sentence frames, and academic conversations are a few teacher-recommended instructional strategies for intermediate ELLs.English-Language Learners Quiz Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Preparing All Educators to Teach English-Language Learners?Answer 7 questions to discover how much you know about preparing all educators to teach English-language learners.English-Language Learners Essential Practices for Building Literacy in Older English-LearnersHere are some guiding principles and practices to develop and strengthen literacy skills in middle and high school English-learners.English-Language Learners Webinar Helping English-Learners Through Improved Parent Outreach: Strategies That WorkCommunicating with families is key to helping students thrive – and that’s become even more apparent during a pandemic that’s upended student well-being and forced constant logistical changes in schools. Educators should pay particular attentionEnglish-Language Learners The Complicated Picture of English-Language Learners' Progress During the PandemicThe latest national data on English-learners’ language skills should be reviewed with these major caveats in mind.SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.Learn how Sanger Unified School District supported their EL’s and improved literacy for all students by utilizing authentic podcast content across the district. Sanger USD took a phased approach to a multiyear implementation of Listenwise.English-Language Learners Here's How Schools Are Helping Afghan Refugee StudentsDistricts are preparing to welcome students arriving from Afghanistan, with some even helping in evacuation efforts.