May 2010 Archives

A lot of long-term English-language learners aren't aware they are identified as an ELL, according to a report released by Californians Together.


Arizona department of education officials deny asking districts to remove any teachers who lack English fluency from classrooms with English-language learners.


New York City's department of education should create a more comprehensive plan for the identificiaton and education of students with interrupted formal schooling, or SIFE.


West Virginia's governor Joe Manchin III, a Democrat, signed yesterday what is believed to be the state's first appropriation of funds targeting English-language learners ever.


The proportion of ELLs in Los Angeles scoring proficient in English dipped slightly in 2009 over the previous year.


Submissions for the next English-Learning Blog Carnival are due May 31.


It will be left up to states to create English-language-proficiency standards to align with the common standards.


The Migration Policy Institute gave out awards this week to honor organizations that are successfully helping immigrants to adapt to and thrive in the United States.


A 2nd grader blurts out to first lady Michelle Obama that her mom doesn't have "papers" to live legally in this country.


A U.S. Department of Education spokesman says the department has a "short list" of candidates to fill the post of director of the office of English-language acquisition.


Officials of a suburban school district in Illinois have created a stir by barring a girl's high school basketball team from participating in a tournament in Arizona in reaction to Arizona's new immigration-enforcement law.


In a policy brief, researchers give recommendations on how to include English-learners appropriately in assessments.


English-language learners don't have adequate access to the core instructional program in the public schools of Buffalo, N.Y., concludes the Council of the Great City Schools in an audit of the district's ELL programs.


StoryCorps has captured what Sylvia Mendez remembers of a federal court case, Mendez v. Westminster, concerning access to a high-quality schooling for Latino children.


Missouri is the latest state to adopt the ACCESS for ELLs test, which is the nation's most popular English-language-proficiency test for K-12 students.


The state implemented its new modified English test for English-language learners this spring.


Only one in 10 Hispanic high school dropouts gets a General Educational Development credential, compared with two in ten African-American dropouts and three in ten white dropouts


In the new Administrator's Guide to Federal Programs for English Learners, Ellen Forte and Molly Baulkner-Bond have put together in one place lots of answers to questions educators might have about federal programs for ELLs.


We've got more data on English-language learners nationally than ever before but we still can't tell if school districts are improving in how they educate such students.


The Portland, Ore., school district has convinced Oregon officials that it has femedied or will remedy the problems with its programs that caused the state to withhold the district's federal funds for English-language acquisition.


A program that provides online courses to English-language learners in Spanish while they learn English is continuing to gain a foothold in Texas public schools.


English-language learners are underrepresented in New York City's charter schools, a study shows.


Fairfax County won't provide summer school for English-learners this summer. Rather, it will offer online English lessons.


A case study about how one school poorly implemented "response to intervention" raises red flags about whether it's a good approach for English-language learners.


Answer Sheet points to a study that suggests Arizona education officials might be making a mistake by calling for teachers with accents to be removed from classrooms with English-language learners.


EdWeek will be hosting a free live Web chat at 2 p.m. Eastern time on how to implement response to intervention for English-learners.


Larry Ferlazzo, a teacher of English-language learners at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, Calif., featured me today in a Q&A


The governing council of the American Educational Research Association has passed a resolution saying it won't hold meetings in Arizona until its new controversial immigration law is rescinded or the organization reexamines the issue.


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