Experts from Smarter Balanced and PARCC share details on work going on to ensure that English-learners have full access to the common assessments being designed to measure the Common Core State Standards.


Plaintiffs in a long-running desegregation lawsuit against Tucson Unified join the school district and the U.S. Department of Justice in submitting a draft plan to settle the case that calls for bringing back the controversial Mexican-American studies course.


Eight out of 20 projects that won grants in the third round of the federal Investing in Innovation competition focus, in part, on improving outcomes for English-language learners.


Voters overwhelmingly vote in favor of keeping state law in place to grant eligible undocumented immigrants in-state tuition at public colleges and universities.


Maryland voters are the first to weigh in on whether qualified undocumented immigrants should be allowed to pay in-state rates for public colleges and universities.


The American Federation of Teachers will webcast a Nov. 13 event with national experts who will focus on the needs of English-language learners in the common core era.


The Alliance For Excellent Education makes recommendations for both classroom instruction and state-level policy to help English-learners succeed with new college- and career-ready standards.


Last week, I wrote about a handful of efforts that have been undertaken to translate the common standards into languages other than English for dual-language programs. Since then, I've learned that educators in San Francisco are beginning to work on translations for Chinese—both Cantonese and Mandarin—for the dual-language programs in that school district. Their plan, says Michele Anberg-Espinosa, a program administrator for world language/dual language in San Francisco Unified, is to "mirror" the translation process that her colleagues in Southern California have undertaken for Spanish dual programs and "augment" that for Cantonese and Mandarin. The San Francisco...


Rosalinda B. Barrera's last day as director of the office of English-language acquisition was Oct. 19


From guest blogger Kimberly Shannon The National Council of La Raza today released the NCLR Latino Kids Data Explorer, a free interactive tool that allows users to search for specific data on Latino children and create instant tables of select information. The Data Explorer is an expansion of the civil rights organization's 2010 publication America's Future: Latino Child Well-Being in Numbers and Trends, and uses data gathered by the Population Reference Bureau and Child Trends. It is funded in part by the Birth to Five Policy Alliance. The tool, which is paired with an infographic and fact sheet, uses 27 ...


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