Urban educators from across 44 big-city districts report that most existing curricular materials for English-learners fall well short of the rigor required in the new Common Core State Standards.
A federal ruling upholds most of an Arizona law barring courses that promote resentment against a race or class of people or advocate ethnic solidarity.
California will likely require intern teachers to have more training for working with English-language learners.
As one of the few states that does not provide any additional funding to districts to pay for instruction for ELLs, Nevada may soon change course.
The move toward Common Core State Standards and common assessments is pushing states to adopt more consistent policies around English-language learners.
Like all discretionary federal programs, Title III aid to states and districts for English-language learners would be cut if Congress and President Obama don't act to avert sequestration.
California educators translated the Common Core State Standards in English/language arts into Spanish to share with colleagues around the country.
Latino middle schoolers who completed "values affirmation" assignments during one school year earned higher grades and reported less adversity than peers who did not.
The state, which recently wrote and adopted new English-language proficiency standards, did not want to wait on other states to catch up.
The U.S. Department of Education will announce a new contract award for the National Clearinghouse of English-Language Acquisition later this month.