West Virginia's governor Joe Manchin III, a Democrat, signed yesterday what is believed to be the state's first appropriation of funds targeting English-language learners ever.

The proportion of ELLs in Los Angeles scoring proficient in English dipped slightly in 2009 over the previous year.

Submissions for the next English-Learning Blog Carnival are due May 31.

It will be left up to states to create English-language-proficiency standards to align with the common standards.

The Migration Policy Institute gave out awards this week to honor organizations that are successfully helping immigrants to adapt to and thrive in the United States.

A 2nd grader blurts out to first lady Michelle Obama that her mom doesn't have "papers" to live legally in this country.

A U.S. Department of Education spokesman says the department has a "short list" of candidates to fill the post of director of the office of English-language acquisition.

Officials of a suburban school district in Illinois have created a stir by barring a girl's high school basketball team from participating in a tournament in Arizona in reaction to Arizona's new immigration-enforcement law.

In a policy brief, researchers give recommendations on how to include English-learners appropriately in assessments.

English-language learners don't have adequate access to the core instructional program in the public schools of Buffalo, N.Y., concludes the Council of the Great City Schools in an audit of the district's ELL programs.

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