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.
In their new book, researchers Claude Goldenberg and Rhoda Coleman aim to provide an "accessible account of the research base on English-learners."
The Oregon Department of Education continues to keep Portland schools from receiving some of its federal funds, saying the district must fix its programs for English-language learners.
Latino advocacy groups asked U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan last week to ensure that the Boston school system doesn't get any Race to the Top funds until it brings its programs for English-language learners into compliance with federal laws.