CORRECTION AND UPDATE: The Ed. Dept. wants to make clear that this report is not the "biennial" update to Congress mandated by federal law. This report was independently commissioned by the department. I regret my misunderstanding. The 2008 biennial report will be published later this month. And the 2010 biennial report will probably be out by the end of summer. Most of the nation's English-language learners were enrolled in school districts that failed to reach all of their accountability goals for that group of students in the 2008-09 school year, according to a national evaluation of the federal program that ...


Roughly 13 percent of the U.S. population is foreign born.


English learners gained no ground in science achievement in the 2011 Nation's Report Card.


Gov. Luis Fortuno wants English to become the primary language of instruction in the U.S. territory's public schools.


Asst. Attorney General Thomas Perez issues stern letter to Alabama's schools chief about negative effects of the state's tough immigration law.


The Public Policy Institute of California finds that "linguistically isolated" four-year-olds who attend a preschool program for one year before kindergarten develop stronger early reading skills than their peers who do not.


New research provides biological evidence that bilingual brains are more finely tuned than monolingual ones.


A new paper from the Center for American Progress recommends that all teachers need to be adequately prepared to teach English-learners.


A non profit program that provides books and uses doctors to advise at-risk families on the importance of reading with children is showing good results for young Latinos.


A new analysis from the National Center for Education Statistics points to poverty, race and ethnicity, and mothers' education levels as playing a bigger role in outcomes for language-minority students than the timing of when they become English proficient.


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