About 5 percent of all elementary and secondary students in the United States speak a language other than English at home and have difficulty speaking English, according to parent surveys, says a federal trend report.
The Onion newspaper makes education politics in Arizona the object of satire.
An official of the civil rights division of the U.S. Department of Justice says that an English-language learner has a right to receive language support until he or she becomes proficient in English.
Not many of the 2.1 million undocumented immigrants in this country who meet the age, duration of U.S. residency, and arrival age that would make them eligible for conditional legalization under a bill pending in Congress are likely to get legal status if the bill is enacted, a study says.
The Native American Languages Act of 1990 says that it's the policy of the United States to "encourage and support the use of Native American languages as a medium of instruction."
Velázquez Press has published a Spanish and English glossary with math terms and phrases.
Rules adopted by the Illinois State Board of Education that require all public preschools in the state to identify preschoolers who are English-language learners and provide them with bilingual education will soon go into effect.
The American Youth Policy Forum has published a policy brief about what state policymakers learned during a May "fact-finding trip" to Austin, Texas, about the education of English-language learners.
The California Department of Education has published a guide with effective practices for educating English-language learners with chapters written by many of the best-known researchers in the field.
The number two education official at the Arizona Department of Education has asked Arizona's task force charged with recommending policies for educating English-language learners to consider some changes in the state's controversial four-hour program, the official reported to me in an e-mail message.