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.
A bill is making its way through the Arizona legislator that would permit some schools to opt out of the state's required program for English-language learners.
Initially, children's study habits tend to slip and their academic performance suffers, says a study released this week by the Urban Institute.
It offers practical guidance for how teachers can help English-language learners increase their knowledge of English while they're also learning content.
A new edition of the English-learning carnival has been posted.