Arabic classes have failed to become a common offering in U.S. public schools despite a 2006 initiative by former President George W. Bush to increase the number of U.S. citizens learning, speaking and teaching the language.
The nation's second largest district said it will assist students and families in accessing school records they will need to apply for deportation relief promised by President Obama's executive action on immigration.
The Prince George's County, Md., NAACP chapter questions whether the local district's plans for ELL students run counter to Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark 1954 decision that declared that separate public schools for black and white students violated the Constitution.
A White House report labels Native American youth the nation's most vulnerable population and places part of the blame on federal education policies that have a "devastating and continuing effect on Native peoples."
State lawmakers are mulling a new high school graduation requirement: passing a 100-question exam that gauges knowledge of American government, history and civics.
Investigators with the Education Department's office for civil rights found that English-language learners and students with disabilities were significantly underrepresented on campuses run by the state's largest charter school operator.
Corey Mitchell, who most recently worked as a Washington correspondent for the Star Tribune, will be covering English-language learners, dual-language education, immigration and civil rights in education.
Acknowledging that his latest action on immigration may not outlive his presidency, President Obama pledged to work with Congress to find long-term legislative solutions.
By offering temporary legal status to an estimated 5 million undocumented immigrants, Obama's action will ease concerns about separating school-aged children from their parents and guardians.
The president said Wednesday that he will use his authority to provide legal status to as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States, many of them parents to U.S.-born schoolchildren.