U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says that how to revamp tests for English-learners and students with disabilities might be the toughest issue that needs to be tackled with reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
Learning the Language will take a break until March 4.
Head Start teachers from Native American or migrant communities have a lot of linguistic and cultural expertise but they also tend to lack formal education credentials.
A book released by WestEd tells how mainstream teachers who have English-learners in their classrooms can be language teachers.
The U.S. Department of Education launched a grant competition this month for studies that focus on interventions that work for English-language learners.
Language barriers are one reason that some Native American students drop out of school.
School districts must have some procedure for identifying and testing English-learners, but the federal government doesn't require a home-language survey specifically.
How to determine if an ELL has a disability has been a hot topic in education for at least half a decade.
In the book Just Like Us, Helen Thorpe tells about the lives of four girls of Mexican heritage who are close friends in high school. Two have legal papers to live in the country and two don't.
Both chambers of the New Mexico legislature have approved a bill that would focus on closing the achievement gap between Hispanics and other students in New Mexico.