Dissatisfied with the achievement levels for English-learners, state education leaders highlight plans to improve instructional programs for the state's roughly 60,000 such students.


From guest blogger Kimberly Shannon United We Dream, an immigrant youth-led network, is expanding its efforts to assist and inform aspiring citizens who are interested in the Department of Homeland Security's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals . In addition to in-person clinics and webinars, the network has partnered with legal service organizations to create English and Spanish websites—WeOwnTheDream.org, and UneteAlSueno.org—where so-called DREAMers can find information about deferred action and can conduct a free online assessment to see if they are eligible. The network is also setting up a text-messaging system and has a phone hotline to keep ...


The Council of Chief State School Officers releases a new guide meant to help states ensure that their English-language proficiency standards for English-learners correspond to the Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards.


The U.S. Department of Education this afternoon announced that the state education agency in Oregon has won a $6.3 million grant to create a new English-language proficiency test that will measure the language demands of the common standards. Oregon is actually the lead state in a group of 12—including the ELL-rich states of California and Florida—that will develop the assessments used to annually measure how English-language learners are progressing toward proficiency. The other states in the group are Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, Ohio, South Carolina, Washington, and West Virginia. Oregon's key non-state partners in this ...


A new study finds that Illinois' groundbreaking bilingual preschool mandate suffers from a major shortage of properly trained early childhood teachers.


The measure, approved by Gov. Jerry Brown, will make California the first state in the nation to reveal the extent to which long-term English-learners get stalled in their progress toward in fluency.


Californians Together garners national recognition for its work on the biliteracy seal and long-term English-learners.


A Los Angeles community group hosts a major forum aimed at educating Latino and Spanish-speaking parents about the new common standards in math and English/language arts and what it means for their children who are English-language learners.


Just 1 percent of English-learners in 8th and 12th grade scored at or above proficient on the writing NAEP.


More than 72,000 undocumented youth applied for deferred action in the first month since immigration officials began reviewing cases.


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