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.
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.