The final set of new science standards presents an unprecedented opportunity for English-language learners to learn rich, academic language at the same time they are learning rigorous science content, language experts say.


The U.S. Department of Education will oversee the comprehensive agreement through the 2014-15 school year.


In long-running Horne v. Flores case, a federal judge rules that four hours a day of language instruction for English-learners does not violate their civil rights.


The battle over ethnic studies in Arizona schools that led to a state ban on such courses has created broader interest in Chicano and Latino history and literature, according to the Los Angeles Times.


The Council of the Great City Schools has compiled one of the most comprehensive data snapshots to date of English-learners in the nation's largest school systems.


A new brief recommends research-based policies for improving schooling for English-language learners.


Work is under way


A new report outlines the causes, consequences, and possible solutions to the high dropout rates of English-language learners.


Urban educators from across 44 big-city districts report that most existing curricular materials for English-learners fall well short of the rigor required in the new Common Core State Standards.


A federal ruling upholds most of an Arizona law barring courses that promote resentment against a race or class of people or advocate ethnic solidarity.


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