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The Complex Factors Affecting English-Learner Graduation Rates

The likelihood of an English learner graduating from high school within four years may depend on the student’s race and ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic status, according to a new study from New York University and University of Houston researchers.

Commentary: NYC-Based Mentoring Program Gives First-Gen Students a Boost at 75 Colleges

A college campus is an intimidating place for young people who are the first in their family to experience higher education. Everything about campus life is unfamiliar, and as exciting as it is to be there, these students have few people to help them deal with the many ways in which college life works differently from what they’re used to, from understanding what resources are available when they struggle academically to knowing how to make use of everyday tools like a course syllabus or faculty office hours.

Skill-Developing Games for ELLs

These simple activities for high school English language learners can keep them engaged and having fun as they learn.