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.

StoryCorps has captured what Sylvia Mendez remembers of a federal court case, Mendez v. Westminster, concerning access to a high-quality schooling for Latino children.

Missouri is the latest state to adopt the ACCESS for ELLs test, which is the nation's most popular English-language-proficiency test for K-12 students.

The state implemented its new modified English test for English-language learners this spring.

Only one in 10 Hispanic high school dropouts gets a General Educational Development credential, compared with two in ten African-American dropouts and three in ten white dropouts

In the new Administrator's Guide to Federal Programs for English Learners, Ellen Forte and Molly Baulkner-Bond have put together in one place lots of answers to questions educators might have about federal programs for ELLs.

We've got more data on English-language learners nationally than ever before but we still can't tell if school districts are improving in how they educate such students.

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