Global Nomads Group is hosting an hour-long Webcast today from Port-au-Prince, scheduled to start at noon, Eastern time, featuring Haitian youths and relief workers who are trying to rebuild schools in Haiti.
Curriculum Matters notes that exclusion rates for English-learners and students with disabilities differ widely from state to state.
A federal appeals court has reversed a July 2009 ruling by a U.S district court that Texas must revamp its programs for secondary English-language learners because they violate federal law.
The World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment, or WIDA, consortium is trying to have more say over how publishers create curricular materials aligned with its English-proficiency standards.
The U.S. Department of Education has announced that for the 2009-10 school year, school districts will have to collect data in a number of new categories that relate to students' civil rights.
How best to meet the needs of older immigrant or refugee youths is an issue in many communities.
Iraqi refugee parents in El Cajon, Calif., are generally happy with U.S. schools. But many can't find work to support their families and have gone on welfare.
A commentary and three books have different prescriptions for what kind of state and federal language polices are best for English-learners.
Rebecca Kopriva, a specialist in ELL testing, will be a presenter in a free Webinar held from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern time this Wednesday, March 17.
States will need to supplement the common standards with English-language-proficiency standards aligned to them and provide professional development and materials geared toward helping ELLs attain them.