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- 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.English-Language Learners Webinar Supporting English-Learners This Fall: Focus on Assets, Not DeficitsThe country’s 5 million English-language learner-students—three-quarters of whom speak Spanish as their home language, federal data show—faced unique challenges during the periods of remote schooling last year. Some worry that these students may have regressedEnglish-Language Learners Opinion Q&A Collections: Teaching English-Language LearnersTen years' worth of posts sharing the advice of over 100 experienced teachers of English-language learners.English-Language Learners Opinion Four Educator-Recommended Approaches for Teaching English-Language LearnersFive educators recommend classroom strategies for teaching ELLs, including translanguaging & consistency.English-Language Learners Opinion The Six Most Effective Instructional Strategies for ELLs—According to TeachersTeachers share their "go-to" strategies for teaching English-language learners, including sentence starters and Total Physical Response.English-Language Learners English-Learners May Need More Support This Fall. But That Doesn't Mean They're BehindEnglish-language learners lost some opportunities—and gained others—during their months learning at home.English-Language Learners Opinion I Thought I Understood Parents of Language-Learners. Then I Became OneAfter teaching ELL instruction to preservice teachers for years, this professor got a new perspective when her family moved to Germany.English-Language Learners Explainer Who's Teaching the Children Crossing the U.S. Border? Answers to 6 QuestionsA growing number of unaccompanied minors are crossing into the U.S. via the southwestern border. What's happening with their education?English-Language Learners Opinion Assessment Strategies for English-Language LearnersFour educators share practical assessment strategies to support English-language learners.English-Language Learners Spotlight Spotlight on Bilingualism and Remote Learning - Second EditionIn this Second Edition Spotlight, evaluate how schools will measure learning loss for English-learners and more.English-Language Learners Opinion Thirteen Instructional Strategies for Supporting ELL NewcomersFive educators share effective instructional strategies to use with English-language-learner newcomers, including using images and games.