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Making Immigrant Students and English-Learners Feel Welcome in School

At a panel discussion and film screening Tuesday, experts in education and immigration advocacy discussed how to build welcoming school communities for all students, like immigrants and English language learners.


New Scholarship to Benefit Undocumented Graduates of Chicago Charter Network

The Pritzker Taubert Family Foundation is committing about $3 million in college scholarships for undocumented youth who will graduate next spring from Chicago's Noble Network of Charter Schools.


Repeal of Bilingual Education to Go Before California Voters

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that will allow California voters to consider overturning a 16-year-old state law that restricts the use of bilingual education in public schools.


English-Language Learners: California Districts Beating the Odds

A new analysis of ELL performance in some California districts by the Education Trust-West reveals a small number of districts breaking patterns of low achievement for students still learning English.


Education Outcomes on the Uptick for Latino Students, Report Says

A new analysis from Child Trends Hispanic Institute shows promising progress for Hispanic children in early-childhood participation, math proficiency rates, and high school graduation.


Colorado GOP Candidate's Stance on DREAM Act Blasted in NEA Ad

A new TV ad from the National Education Association features Spanish-speaking parents charging that U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, the Republican challenger for a U.S. Senate seat, is standing in the way of making college more accessible to immigrant families.


N.Y.C. Education Leaders Pledge Special Attention to English-Learners

The 1.1 million-student school system has struggled to move the needle on improving academic achievement and graduation rates for its 160,000 English-learners.


Big-City Districts Delve Into Common-Core Teaching for English-Learners

The Washington-based Council of the Great City Schools is also spearheading a project to upgrade common-core-aligned instructional materials for English-learners.


Charter Schools Helping Tribes Revive Fading Native Languages

A tribal language-reclamation project in Massachusetts is seeking approval from state education officials to open a language-immersion charter school on Cape Cod.


Most Americans Favor Reuniting Young Migrants With Family in U.S., Poll Finds

While a majority of Americans support reuniting unaccompanied minors with their family members living in the U.S., the idea of allowing the undocumented children and youth to attend public schools is not as popular.


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