January 2012 Archives

Classes to Preserve Heritage Language Skills on the Uptick

More students whose native language is not English want to be bilingual, biliterate

Tweak to Texas Tuition Law Puts Pressure on Undocumented Students

State's colleges and universities must send out formal reminders to students to pursue legal status.

GOP Candidates Court Voters in Spanish; Support English-Only Policies

Declaring English the national language of the U.S. would unify the country, GOP candidates say

Researchers to Work on Improving Science Instruction for ELLs

Project to boost science achievement for English-language learners is focused on 64 Florida elementary schools.

San Diego State Scholar to Oversee California's ELL Efforts

Karen Cadiero-Kaplan will head up team devoted to improving outcomes for state's large, and growing, English learner population.

Pointing Out Inequities for English-Language Learners

A former Los Angeles teacher lays out a series of policies and practices that she believes contribute to the achievement gap between English learners and other students.

Florida's NCLB Waiver Plan Needs More for ELLs, Ed. Dept. Says

Peer reviewers are asking the state to more explicitly explain how it will address the needs of English-language learners.

Mitt Romney's Bilingual, Bicultural Cousins

A branch of the Romney family has deep roots in northern Mexico.

House GOP ESEA Bill Would Give Districts Leeway on Spending for English Learners

The draft legislation merges spending for English learners under Title III with spending for all disadvantaged students under Title I.

Attempt to Repeal California Dream Act Fails

A state law that allows undocumented students to qualify for state aid to public colleges and universities won't be challenged on upcoming ballot.

Helping Middle and High School 'Newcomers' Succeed

A new study from the Center for Applied Linguistics details features of programs that successfully serve adolescent immigrants who must learn English in a compressed time frame.

English Should Be Official Language, Santorum Says

Former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania also opposes bilingual education and any version of the DREAM Act.

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