August 2012 Archives

Under legislation awaiting action from Gov. Jerry Brown, the state education agency would have to break out data for English-learners who have not reached proficiency after six years in U.S. schools.


The former Florida governor, whose wife is a Mexican-born U.S. citizen, criticizes the Republican party for failing to attract more Hispanic supporters.


The California school district is trying to reverse a years-long trend of sending too many English-language learners into special education programs.


Educators seek answers on range of issues and concerns stemming from the new policy that allows certain undocumented youth to seek relief from deportation.


Bilingualism helps immigrant children in low-income communities overcome the cognitive challenges that poverty presents, according to a new study.


A new report from the Center on American Progress argues for closing a loophole in federal education law that the author argues allows for inequitable spending.


The Southern Poverty Law Center has filed a complaint against the Jefferson Parish school system near New Orleans, claiming it discriminates against Spanish-speaking students and families.


UPDATED A federal appeals court late today struck down a provision in Alabama's tough immigration law that required public school officials to check the immigration status of new students. The rulings from the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a key part of the Alabama law, however, and a similar provision in a statute passed in Georgia, which requires local police to ask for proof of citizenship or immigration status from people they stop, according to this Associated Press story. That falls right in line with the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that upheld parts of a yet another ...


A nonprofit organization based in California offers practical advice to educators on how they can support undocumented students seeking relief through the Obama administration's deferred action policy.


Two California policy experts make recommendations on how to use the Common Core State Standards to improve outcomes for English-language learners.


The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents will push for more funding and public policy that focuses on improving educational outcomes for Hispanic students.


Pressure from federal civil rights officials has sparked a number of initiatives to improve teaching and learning for the state's English-language learners.


In a national analysis of suspension rates, there is no clear picture of how often English-learners are subjected to the out-of-school discipline.


The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will begin processing applications from young undocumented immigrants seeking deportation relief on Aug. 15.


An interactive map built around data from the U.S. Census bureau shows the concentrations of English-language learners around the country.


None of the public colleges and universities in California, home to a large Hispanic population, earns a top spot on list produced by Excelencia in Education.


The Empire State joins California to offer high school graduates a special "seal of biliteracy."


The Immigration Policy Center provides detailed look at undocumented youth who are potential beneficiaries of the Obama administration's deferred action immigration policy.


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