March 2010 Archives

The National Center for Response to Intervention is hosting a free Webinar April 29 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time on how to apply RTI to English-learners.


The federal government has started a review of whether Boston's programs for English-learners comply with federal civil rights law.


A group of nationally known researchers of English-language learners release detailed recommendations for the provisions for such students in the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.


Global Nomads Group is hosting an hour-long Webcast today from Port-au-Prince, scheduled to start at noon, Eastern time, featuring Haitian youths and relief workers who are trying to rebuild schools in Haiti.


Curriculum Matters notes that exclusion rates for English-learners and students with disabilities differ widely from state to state.


A federal appeals court has reversed a July 2009 ruling by a U.S district court that Texas must revamp its programs for secondary English-language learners because they violate federal law.


The World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment, or WIDA, consortium is trying to have more say over how publishers create curricular materials aligned with its English-proficiency standards.


The U.S. Department of Education has announced that for the 2009-10 school year, school districts will have to collect data in a number of new categories that relate to students' civil rights.


How best to meet the needs of older immigrant or refugee youths is an issue in many communities.


Iraqi refugee parents in El Cajon, Calif., are generally happy with U.S. schools. But many can't find work to support their families and have gone on welfare.


A commentary and three books have different prescriptions for what kind of state and federal language polices are best for English-learners.


Rebecca Kopriva, a specialist in ELL testing, will be a presenter in a free Webinar held from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern time this Wednesday, March 17.


States will need to supplement the common standards with English-language-proficiency standards aligned to them and provide professional development and materials geared toward helping ELLs attain them.


The award from the Education Writers Association is for online profiles of English-language learners.


Federal officials plan to investigate whether the Los Angeles Unified School District is providing a fair education to English-language learners.


The governing board of the National Assessment of Educational Progress has approved a policy saying that states should include ELLs in testing who have been in the United States for one year.


The federal government expects to put out guidance on the civil rights of English-language learners who have disabilities and ELLs who are gifted.


U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan plans to give a speech today promising to invigorate enforcement of civil rights laws in U.S. schools.


Native Americans asked federal lawmakers to help keep Native American languages alive during a "listening session" hosted by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs this week.


Three of the five states with the most English-learners in this country were selected by the U.S. Department of Education as finalists for the $4 billion Race to the Top competition.


U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says that how to revamp tests for English-learners and students with disabilities might be the toughest issue that needs to be tackled with reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.


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