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.
New legislation seeks to repeal the restrictions placed on bilingual education in California.
The pediatric organization endorses a myth-busting report on young children who grow up in multilingual environments.
Complaint filed with federal civil rights officials says two unaccompanied minors were either barred or discouraged from enrolling in public schools.
The Sunshine State will decide between two different sets of proficiency standards that correspond to the Common Core State Standards in mathematics and English/language arts.