U.S. Rep. Michael M. Honda, a Democrat from California, has introduced a bill in the U.S. Congress that would increase federal funding for English-language instruction. The bill has also been introduced in the Senate by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democrat from New York.

A series of videos and stories about the children of immigrants in California, produced by News21 at the University of Southern California, tells about how the children of some farm workers are extremely motivated to do well in school and have become professionals.

Learning the Language is on Kindle.

Rowaida Abdelaziz, a 17-year-old Muslim high school senior in New Jersey, explains she doesn't wear the hijab as a sign of submission, as some Americans might think, according to an article published today by CNN

Jesuit Refugee Services/USA has designed a free curriculum to teach high school students about refugee and migration issues.

The office for civil rights of the U.S. Department of Education has received a complaint from the League of United Latin American Citizens of Wisconsin that the Milwaukee school district is discriminating against English-language learners.

It's OK to teach children to read two languages at the same time, says Barbara Zurer Pearson, author of Raising a Bilingual Child, in an "ask an expert" column posted at SpanglishBaby.

Pamela Spycher, who directs WestEd's Egnslih-learners and language arts project, will be giving a Webinar on Aug. 20, from 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eatern Time on how to teach academic language to English-language learners in grades K-8.

Scholastic and Colorin Colorado have published articles providing tips for how teachers can welcome English-language learners.

A task force looking at how best to include English-language learners in the National Assessment of Educational Progress report that "targeted testing" might work well for that group of students, according to Curriculum Matters.

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