The American Federation of Teachers is concerned about recent federal immigration raids that swept up hundreds of undocumented immigrants, President Randi Weingarten said.
The podcast host wants to "ensure that all English-language learners are able to get an equitable education and really succeed in school."
While President Donald Trump signed executive orders this week that could have widespread impact on immigrant communities, many in K-12 education await word on his decision on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
TESOL International Association argues that the nation's schools serve as the nation's "de facto immigrant integration system."
With the demand for bilingual educators on the rise, a new report explores the kinds of hurdles that make it difficult for multilingual classroom aides to make the transition to becoming teachers.
The White House press secretary says President Trump will focus on immigrants who have overstayed their visas and those with criminal records, not the young people known as DREAMers.
The educators fear that students, teachers, and others who work in education, would face immediate deportation.
The findings from a Regional Education Laboratory Northwest study "reinforce the understanding that language minority students are not a homogenous group."
A new study from Education Trust West digs into how six districts, all with sizable English-learner populations, emphasized scientific inquiry and team experiments to support science learning as well as English-language development.
The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in Arizona, names the Bureau of Indian Education and the U.S. Interior Department as defendants.