New Mexico has joined 19 states and the District of Columbia in adopting the most popular English-language-proficiency test in the nation, ACCESS for ELLs.

Ruby Takanishi, co-editor of a new book titled Immigration, Diversity, and Educationtells New America Media that in the Obama administration, "immigrant children are not on anybody's agenda, except in a negative way."

Among students in Los Angeles Unified School District who are classified as English-language learners, 29 percent are not reclassified as fluent in English by the 8th grade.

The U.S. Department of Education has given a $1.6 million grant to the University of South Florida's college of education to research how to identify English-language learners and students from low-income families who are gifted

The American Federation of Teachers has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Labor that a teacher-recruiting company cheated more than 200 teachers from the Philippines out of thousands of dollars.

The U.S. Department of Education has made English-language learners the focus of one of the three meetings it will soon be hosting to get public input on how $350 million in Race to the Top funds for assessments should be given out.

The Council of the Great City Schools released this week a report that offers a composite description for district policies that support strong achievement among English-language learners.

Latina mothers from low-income households have healthy babies compared with other ethnic groups, but their children don't make as much progress in developing cognitive skills from 9 months to two years as their white middle-class counterparts, according to a study released by the University of California, Berkeley.

Researchers at a conference presented findings that show that English-language learners, and other students with weak verbal skills, benefit from oral language.

Two U.S. senators have proposed an amendment that civil rights groups contend would discourage participation in the census by Latinos or other minorities. At the same time the U.S. Census Bureau has a project in school to try to increase the reach of the census to underrepresented groups.

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