Relevant updates to policy and research on English language learning and education
Dismantling racism and oppression within school systems should be prioritized with mandatory worker training.
About 9.5 percent of public school students were English language learners in 2015, the U.S. Department of Education reports. That was about 4.8 million students across the country.
That number had risen from 8.1 percent – or 3.8 million students – in 2000, the department’s National Center for Education Statisticssaid.
Scientists have long posited that there is a "critical period" for language learning, but new research suggests that the time frame stretches on much longer than previously thought.