January 2011 Archives

A group of well-known researchers on ELLs are seeking funding to develop methods that educators could use to help English-language learners at specific English-proficiency levels and grade levels meet the common-core standards most states are adopting.

In his State of the Union address last evening, President Barack Obama urged Congress to take on the issue of illegal immigration, implying that addressing that issue would include passage of the DREAM Act.

Considering the "best interests" of a child is not a formal precept in immigration and asylum law regarding the U.S. treatment of minors who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexican border without the company of their parents, according to the Washington-based Migration Policy Institute.

For several years, immigrant and Hispanic families have been the focus for the Toyota Motor Company's 20-year-old family literacy program managed by the National Center for Family Literacy.

With Alaska joining the World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment Consortium this week, half of the nation's states are now members of the nonprofit organization that has developed English-language-proficiency standards and an assessment for English-language learners.

The school board of the Tucson Unified school district won't join a lawsuit filed in federal court by Tucson teachers challenging the constitutionality of a new state law banning courses that promote solidarity among a particular ethnic group.

A group of ELL researchers who aim to shape federal policy have released a detailed Q&A explaining recommendations they've made for big changes for English-language learners in the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Time is the number one challenge for teachers to collaborate in instructing English-language learners, says the co-author of a book published on how general education and ELL specialists can work together.

Forty percent of English-language learners are between the ages of 3 and 8, and an achievement gap already exists between ELLs and native speakers of English upon entering kindergarten, so educators should focus more on the early learning of ELLs, argues a private philanthropy.

The National Research Council today will release a long-awaited study of the accuracy of the information the federal government uses to identify English-language learners for the purposes of providing federal support for programs for these students.

The federal government intends to provide grants for the development of English-language-proficiency assessments that are aligned with the national common core standards.

Some educators in Arizona are circumventing the state's mandate to teach ELLs in separate classes to learn English skills for four hours every day.

Officials of Tucson Unified School District say they support the continued teaching of Mexican-American studies in their district.

Most countries of the world, including industrialized countries, don't have the capacity to effectively handle migration, according to a report by the International Organization for Migration.

Arizona's state schools chief, Tom Horne, announced today that Tucson Unified School District is in violation of a new state law that bans public schools from offering ethnic- studies courses that are designed for a particular ethnic group or advocate ethnic solidarity.

A commercial Web site has provided the U.S. constitution in "simple English."

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