The Clark County School District in Las Vegas, which has many English-language learners, met adequate yearly progress goals overall under the No Child Left Behind Act in 2007 and 2008 but announced last week it failed to make AYP in 2009.


News and report releases about ELLs or immigrants didn't stop while I was on a two-week vacation. Here are a few noteworthy items: —National Public Radio featured Francisco Ruiz, an English-as-a-second-language teacher at Boston's English High School who tries to steer his students away from what he calls a "culture of excess": rap music, baggie jeans, short skirts, and a fixation on sports heroes. —Pew Hispanic Center released a report that shows that the flow of immigration from Mexico to the United States has slowed in the last three years, but there aren't any signs that Mexican-born immigrants are increasingly...


Malay-only will be the rule in Malaysia's math and science classes.


I'm taking a vacation and will take a break from blogging until Monday, July 27....


The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards seeks public input on a new set of standards for "teachers of English as a new language." The window for comment is July 13-26.


Hawaii joins 18 other states and the District of Columbia in deciding to use the English-language-proficiency test most commonly used by states: Access for ELLs.


A task force of the Council on Foreign Relations endorses the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors, or "Dream" Act, in its recommendations for comprehensive immigration reform.


Prince George's County school system in Maryland is laying off some of its bilingual parent liaisons, who were placed in schools to help boost parent involvement.


An advocate of undocumented students who was fired from her job as a principal of an early-college high school in Arizona last December has a new job as a principal of a new charter school that will open in the fall.


Did you know that Latino children begin school with strong social and emotional skills that are quite similar to those of children from middle-class white families? Did you know that math scores for first-generation Latinos in elementary school are strong, even though many of these children have limited English skills? Did you know that eight out of 10 Latino toddlers are being raised in two-parent homes? These are some of the findings reported in a research brief, "The Cultural Strengths of Latino Families: Firm Scaffolds for Children and Youth." The writers of the brief encourage writers and editors to feature ...


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