Should ELLs be considered in ESEA waivers? (Source: Education Week, July 2015)

On July 21, 2015, in News & Events, English Language Learners, K-12, by Shannon Hillman

Congress looks to currently be considering whether states should be able to exclude ELL scores in testing accountability when it comes to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as Florida did last year. Check out the short article from Education Week here.

New HEPC Analysis on the Partnership between West Oahu and Tokai University

On July 10, 2015, in News & Events, Higher Education, English Language Learners, by Shannon Hillman

With the new partnership between University of West Oahu and Tokai University being finaliyed, HEPC looks at the lead up for building such a partnership and the negotiation process that goes into creating one. It concludes with identifying the unique qualities of the people and context which made the collaboration possible. Anatomy of a Partnership […]

State-Level English Language Learner Policies discussed by ECS and National Experts (Source: ECS)

On March 25, 2015, in School Reform, English Language Learners, by Shannon Hillman

From the Education Commission of the States comes a new policy brief that discusses the current state of ELL policies across the nation. Discussion from a Dec, 2014 meeting of experts and the ECS includes issues such as Finance, Identification and Reclassification, Education Quality, Pre-K Services, and Parent and Family Involvement. Find the full PDF […]


On February 2, 2014, in English Language Learners, by Shannon Hillman

On Saturday, Feb 1st, HEPC’s Director Jim Shon, Law Professor Liam Skilling, and researcher Shannon Hillman presented their conclusions on future areas for research on the Immigrants and English Language Learners conference. Find it here: Summary of the forum

HEPC’s Immigration and ELL Conference

On January 19, 2014, in News & Events, English Language Learners, by Shannon Hillman

Thanks to all who attended our Conference held on Saturday, the 18th at the Law School at UHM. WE will be posting resources used by our presenters and the Center shortly on our Current Projects page.

ECS Analysis on ELL Student Demographics in the United States.

On December 19, 2013, in English Language Learners, by Shannon Hillman

From ECS clearing house comes an analysis on lessons learned on the ELL student population in the United States. Find the online version here, or download their free PDF below. English Language Learners, A Growing,- yet underserved – student population

Registration Open for our ELL conference…

On December 14, 2013, in English Language Learners, by Shannon Hillman

For more information on our upcoming “Immigration and English Language Learners in Public Schools” Conference coming up on the 18th of January, please open our PDF which has the Conference Agenda, location and other such information. Or just use our Registration system here. See you there! Conference Agenda and Registration

ELLs and Nation’s Report Card: No Change in Reading and Math Performance

On November 13, 2013, in News & Events, English Language Learners, by Shannon Hillman

From Education Week blog on Language and Learning, data from last week’s National Report Card has shown the state and progress of ELLs. Find it here.

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