Denver District Taps DREAMers for Teaching Jobs

Superintendent Tom Boasberg says that undocumented college graduates would provide a pool of bilingual teachers as well as educators who can empathize with the district's immigrant students.


Pa. District Agrees to Improve Services for English-Learners

A Pennsylvania district has agreed to better meet the needs of its English-language learners, under pressure from the office for civil rights.


N.H. District Must Increase Access to High-Level Classes, Civil Rights Office Says

The Manchester, N.H. district must make efforts to combat discrimination, after an agreement with the U.S. Education Department's Office for Civil Rights.


ESL Teachers in Common-Core Era Need Different Prep, Paper Argues

Rethinking how ESL teachers are prepared to support ELLs under new, more rigorous standards in reading, math, and science is essential, three English-learner experts write.


Civil Rights Group Sues New Mexico Over Lack of Equity for ELLs, Poor Students

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund files suit on behalf of parents of ELLs and poor students, arguing that New Mexico's funding and K-12 reform initiatives are not providing a sufficient education.


English-Learner Reclassifications in Flux in California

California educators are grappling with how they will make decisions about exiting English-learners from services as the state transitions to new content tests and new English-language proficiency assessments.


English-Learners Not Disproportionately Suspended, Civil Rights Data Show

While English-learners did not show disparate rates of suspensions and expulsions, federal civil rights data show that they are less likely to have experienced teachers, access to rigorous math and science courses, and to participate in gifted education.


Georgia's Education Reforms Fall Short for Immigrants and ELLs, Report Says

A Migration Policy Institute analysis found that Georgia's education reform agenda has not sufficiently addressed the needs of the state's large immigration and English-language learner population.


New York Lawmakers Reject State College Aid for DREAMers

In a close vote, New York lawmakers in the state Senate blocked passage of a measure that would have made some undocumented immigrants eligible for state financial aid packages.


San Francisco's Bilingual Programs as Effective as English Only, Study Finds

By 5th grade, English-learners in San Francisco were equally proficient in English regardless of whether they had been in bilingual programs or English immersion.


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