A federal technical review of the common assessments being developed by PARCC and Smarter Balanced says both groups of states must do more to ensure English-learners can access the content tested in the new exams.
A California congresswoman is proposing a $50 million federal grant program to help states establish "seal of biliteracy" programs for their high school graduates.
The U.S. Senate approved a sweeping overhaul of the nation's immigration laws, moving hundreds of thousands young, undocumented students a step closer to possible citizenship.
The first edition of the accessibility and accommodations policy for ELLs and students with disabilities will be available July 25.
A new issue of American Educator magazine spotlights what research says about instruction for English-language learners.
For teachers who work with English-language learners, there's more to grasp than the new common standards in English/language arts and mathematics and the coming assessments that go with them. Also coming are new and revamped English-language-proficiency standards connected to the language demands in the common core, and soon, a new set of assessments to measure the progress that ELLs make toward becoming proficient in their new language. It's a major shakeup that will play out over the next few years. So it helps to have those who are most intimately involved with these new standards/testing efforts take the ...
Very few teacher preparation programs are adequately addressing the needs of English-language learners, a new review finds.
For first time ever, the state of Nevada will provide funds to school districts to support programs for English-language learners.
New United States Census Bureau population estimates show that Asians are the fastest-growing race or ethnic group in the country.
Tim Kaine, a Virginia Democrat, makes speech in Spanish calling for the passage of comprehensive immigration reform.