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.
The award from the Education Writers Association is for online profiles of English-language learners.
Federal officials plan to investigate whether the Los Angeles Unified School District is providing a fair education to English-language learners.
The governing board of the National Assessment of Educational Progress has approved a policy saying that states should include ELLs in testing who have been in the United States for one year.
The federal government expects to put out guidance on the civil rights of English-language learners who have disabilities and ELLs who are gifted.