Unz, a Republican, says he's using his statewide candidacy to rally support against a November ballot measure that could overturn California's longstanding restrictions on bilingual education.
The Every Student Succeeds Act rulemaking committee has tentatively agreed that states should aim to develop a test in the language that's most commonly spoken by ELLs in the state.
In a case with implications for schools, the justices weigh the program that offers relief from deportation for unauthorized immigrant parents of U.S. children.
National test data indicate that English-learners struggle with science and research has found that few teachers feel prepared to provide science instruction to them.
The nation's largest school district continues its aggressive expansion of programs to serve English-language learners.
Charles "Monty" Roessel had led the bureau since late 2013, but was stripped of his duties after investigators said he improperly used his influence to get others jobs.
The grant aims to aid Native American students, including Native Hawaiian and Native American Pacific Islanders, who are identified as English-language learners.
How to improve tests for English-learners, a population that is tricky to assess, was a major topic of discussion during a session of negotiated rulemaking on the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Research indicates that immigrant families have less access to initiatives such as Head Start, a federally funded program that provides early education for children from low-income families.
The Government Accountability Office found that nearly 40 percent of Bureau of Indian Education schools were not inspected for safety and health violations in fiscal year 2015.