Immigration, the Common Core State Standards, and English-language proficiency were among the most sought-after English-language learner-related stories in 2012.
The federal department outlines services it says it has provided to improve support for state and local district leaders responsible for English-language learners.
American Institutes for Research releases a new guide on how states and districts can continue to support English-language learners under their waiver plans from the federal No Child Left Behind Act.
Four presenters will highlight the role of complex texts in the common standards and how teachers can support English-language learners in accessing grade-level, challenging content.
As the civil rights chief for the U.S. Department of Education, Russlynn H. Ali took a forceful stance against disproportionate use of discipline on groups of students and sought to improve programs for English-language learners.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called the lack of movement on a federal DREAM Act to benefit undocumented students one of the "biggest disappointments" in President Obama's first term.
The National Indian Education Association is asking the Obama administration to make tribal governments more meaningful partners in shaping and administering education policy for American Indian and Alaska Native students.
California's board of education gave final approval to a new slate of English-language proficiency standards that connect to the Common Core State Standards.
The Council of the Great City Schools has developed a new website to help urban districts educate its staff members and parents, including non-English speakers, on the Common Core State Standards.
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.