Accurate Identification of ELLs With Disabilities Challenges Schools

Historically, English-language learners have tended to be over-represented in special education, but in more recent years, under-representation also has been a problem.


New York Communities Prepare for Influx of Unaccompanied Minors

City officials in Syracuse and New York City are mobilizing resources and support for the influx of unaccompanied child migrants from Central America.


Two High Schools for English-Learners to Open in Prince George's County, Md.

The 125,000-student district outside of Washington is partnering with CASA de Maryland and the Internationals Network for Public Schools to open two high schools to serve ELLs and recently arrived immigrants.


Ala. Puts Stop to Enrollment Policies That Discriminate Against Immigrants

State Superintendent of Education Thomas Bice is requiring all school districts to use a common enrollment form and follow the same set of practices that will not discourage students to enroll because of their immigration status or that of their parents.


Louisiana District Agrees to Improve Services for English-Language Learners

Federal civil rights officials had been investigating complaints about inadequate services for English-learners and their families in the 46,000-student Jefferson Parish district.


More States Supporting Bilingualism With Special Seals on Diplomas

Biliteracy "seals" that recognize high school graduates with fluency in two or more languages are catching on in more states.


White House Seeks $3.7 Billion in Emergency Funding for Border Crisis

White House officials say the additional resources will help stem the tide of unaccompanied child migrants flowing across the U.S.-Mexico border.


White House: Most Unaccompanied Minors Will Be Sent Home

President Obama's press secretary says that few of the tens of thousands of child and youth migrants streaming into the United States from Central America are likely to be allowed to stay in this country.


Education Department Building Partnerships to Explore ELL Supports

The U.S. Education Department has awarded several research partnerships money to improve ELL student achievement.


Principal Surveys to Help Build Better ELL Policy

Researchers have launched a new tool to help policymakers better analyze and report the needs of shifting English-learner populations at schools from year to year.


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