English Language Learners

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Upper West Side »

What You Need to Know Before Sending Your Child to a Dual Language Program

Dual language programs are on the rise in the city's schools. Here's what you need to know about them.

Prospect Heights »

Staff at Prospect Heights High School Plan Test Boycott

Thirty staff members say they will not administer a test Thursday meant to inform teacher evaluations.

Flushing »

Bilingual Kids See Gifted Scores Drop After Test Changes, Parents Say

Changes to the gifted and talented exam put children of immigrants at a disadvantage, experts said.

Upper West Side »

High Schooler Eyes Program to Boost English Language Learners' Confidence

The program would pair volunteers with struggling ELL students to boost their confidence in English.

Washington Heights »

DOE Didn't Put Out Translated Common Core Materials Until Month of Test

Few uptown kids who are learning English as a second language passed the Common Core tests.

Jackson Heights »

Jackson Heights Elementary Schools Help Children Become Bilingual

Some schools in the neighborhood have adopted strong dual-language programs.

Washington Heights »

Parents March Outside Washington Heights School to Protest Closure

Dozens of parents and advocates marched outside of P.S. 132 Juan Pablo Duarte on Dec. 14.

Sunset Park »

School Officials, DOE Embroiled in Affirmative Action Fight at P.S. 133

Residents and community leaders are aiming to promote diversity at the Park Slope school.