In a close vote, New York lawmakers in the state Senate blocked passage of a measure that would have made some undocumented immigrants eligible for state financial aid packages.
By 5th grade, English-learners in San Francisco were equally proficient in English regardless of whether they had been in bilingual programs or English immersion.
Lawmakers in both states are haggling over legislation that seeks to make public colleges and universities more affordable to high school graduates who lack legal immigration status.
American Indian high school graduates who took the ACT exam in 2013 were the least likely of any student group to meet any of the college-readiness benchmarks, a new report finds.
The state's newly granted testing waiver means California is not likely to have data it can use to hold schools accountable for the performance of the nation's largest population of English-language learners.
The first phase of a four-year study found that English-learners in Project GLAD classrooms performed better on reading comprehension, vocabulary, and some writing tasks than their peers whose teachers did not use the instructional approach.
Spending on English-language acquisition programs would get a slight increase under President Barack Obama's proposed budget for fiscal 2015.
A group of 35 states that are jointly developing new English-language proficiency assessments are having a tough time finding schools willing to try out the field tests this spring.
Teachers, students, and parents can practice using the language-support features such as native-language glossaries in advance of the upcoming field tests.
The education secretary and the director of the federal Office for English Language Acquisition argue that educators must build on the major asset that English-learners bring to schools: their home languages.