Both CNN and the Associated Press have reported this month that a school district superintendent in Del Rio, Texas, is cracking down on the enrollment of Mexican residents who cross the U.S.-Mexico border each day to attend school. Legally, school districts are obliged to enroll children who reside in the United States, regardless of their immigration status. They aren't required to take children who actually live in Mexico. Interestingly, the superintendent is Kelt Cooper, the superintendent of the San Felipe Del Rio Consolidated School District. He's the same man who was hired by Arizona Superintendent of Instruction Tom ...
The North Carolina State Community College Board has reversed its earlier ban on admission of undocumented students to the state's community colleges, according to Inside Higher Education.
Some school districts are trying to figure out how to apply Response to Intervention, an approach for providing help to struggling students that's gotten lots of attention in the field of special education, to English-language learners.
Mexicans living in the United States are more likely than Puerto Ricans living here to say they speak English "less than very well," according to five profiles of Spanish-speaking groups published by the Pew Hispanic Center.
Claire Sylvan, the executive director of the Internationals Network for Public Schools, shares 12 tips on how to integrate children from immigrant families into schools.
English-language learners are much more inclined than regular mainstream students to set the bar high in talking about their "hopes and dreams," observes Larry Ferlazzo, a social studies and English teacher for both ELLs and mainstream students at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, Calif.
I'm headed to Chicago for a reporting trip and don't expect to post anything on this blog until next Friday, Sept. 18....
In Massachusetts, English-language learners who attend charter schools are much more likely to have been in the United States for a longer period of time on average than ELLs in the regular public schools, according to an issue brief written by the Somerville, Mass.-based Multicultural Education, Training, and Advocacy Inc., an advocacy group for ELLs. The group found that 31 percent of ELLs who took the state's English-language-proficiency test had been in school in the United States for one or two years. But at charter schools, only 13 percent of ELLs had been in U.S. schools for that ...
Some immigrants really go to heroic efforts to make time to attend English classes, as a video about the day in the life of the Evans Community Adult School in Los Angeles demonstrates.
Kate Menken, an assistant professor of linguistics at City University of New York, will be a guest today for a chat at EdWeek about educating English-language learners. The chat will begin at 2 p.m., Eastern time, and will last for one hour.