The National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition is hosting several webinars on issues concerning ELLs, including one this week about how math teachers can best work such students.
Some Massachusetts lawmakers are pushing for the state to permit undocumented students to pay in-state tuition rates at public universities.
WestEd is providing a live webinar for mainstream teachers of math to teach ELLs in their classroom who have different levels of language proficiency.
The three top ways that federal stimulus funds are being used to improve schooling for English-language learners are to improve the quality of teachers, step up services at the middle and high school levels, and increase instructional time through after-school or summer programs, according to a survey conducted by the ELL Working Group.
The blogging has been light this week because I've been taking some days off work.
Representatives of education organizations attending a public hearing on how best to include English-language learners and students with disabilities in the National Assessment of Educational Progress this week expressed support for the ELL policies proposed by the test's governing board.
Yesterday, President Obama visited a charter school in Madison, Wis., where 39 percent of students are English-language learners.
The governing board for the National Assessment of Educational Progress will hold a public hearing on Monday about including of English-language learners and students with disabilities on the test.
In his latest move to try to get Tucson Unified School District to halt offering ethnic studies, Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction has commissioned a study looking at the test scores of students who take the ethnic studies compared with Hispanics in the state who don't.
Of immigrants living in the United States who are age 25 and older, only 27.1 percent had a bachelor's degree or higher in 2008, according to facts put together by the Migration Policy Institute.