California Stands Trial in Lawsuit Alleging State Neglects English-Learners

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a brief supporting a lawsuit brought on behalf of six English-language-learner students who said they did not receive language instruction.


House, Senate Far Apart on Emergency Aid for Border Crisis

Congress appears unlikely to reach an agreement on emergency funds to address the surge of unaccompanied minors flowing across the Southwest border from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.


For Schools With Child Immigrants, What Resources Are Available?

School districts that absorb large numbers of recently-arrived immigrants can use a key stream of federal funding for support.


Obama Administration Announces $2.5 Million for Tribes to Take Over Schools

The Obama administration takes first steps toward moving the long-troubled Bureau of Indian Education agency away from directly operating schools for Native American children and turning more control over to tribes.


Border Crisis Draws Conflicting Emergency-Spending Bills in Congress

The House and Senate have drafted vastly different emergency spending measures aimed at addressing the surge of unaccompanied minors streaming across the U.S.-Mexico border.


Fastest Growing Group of Migrants Arriving at Border: Children Under 12

The number of unaccompanied minors from Central America under the age of 12 has increased by 117 percent from last year, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center.


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.


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