The Stanford University Understanding Language initiative will offer a free, massive online open course, or MOOC, to educators who work with English-learners.

Libia S. Gil, who was the superintendent of the Chula Vista elementary district in California, will lead the Office of English Language Acquisition.

The tools include native language translations of test directions and test items in mathematics for students who are not yet proficient in English.

The U.S. Department of Education is asking researchers and the public to provide feedback on what research priorities to should focus on for English-language learners.

Smarter Balanced has rolled out a Spanish-language webpage to provide information about the common assessments to parents, students, and teachers.

Federal education officials are looking for guidance on how to improve the services and information they provide on English-language learners.

"Speaking in Tongues" features four diverse students and their journey through dual-language programs in San Francisco.

The Council of Chief State School Officers has released a detailed road map for states that must reach more consensus around who an English-learner is and when such students no longer need language instruction services.

The 50,000 ESL teachers in the nation's public schools will need to closely collaborate with content teachers to ensure English-learners can succeed in the common core era, experts say.

English immersion in early-childhood programs does not lead to better academic outcomes for dual-language learners in the long run, a Foundation for Child Development policy brief concludes.

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