English-language learners are almost as likely as students fluent in the language to attend high schools that offer advanced math and science courses, but they're less likely than their fluent peers to be enrolled in those courses, data from the U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights show.


Stanford University has received a grant of $1 million from the Carnegie Corporation of New York to create English-language-proficiency standards for the states' common core academic standards.


In an online essay, the former District of Columbia schools chancellor says the DREAM Act, which seeks to give undocumented immigrant students a path to citizenship, is "good for kids and good for our country."


Since I'll be on vacation through July 8, please don't look for new post on this blog until the week of July 11.


Senate Democrats and members of the Obama Administration made a pitch for passage of the DREAM Act at a hearing today before the Senate judiciary committee.


CTB/McGraw-Hill announced this week it has a digital version of its English-proficiency test. But will it be able to keep its market share with ELL tests?


Education Week provides links to summaries of applications submitted by California and Wisconsin to receive federal funds to create English-language-proficiency tests.

The courage of several undocumented students who walked from Miami to Washington last year to push for passage of the DREAM Act inspired Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. Vargas admitted he is undocumented in an essay published in the New York Times.


Three years after Arizona required that school districts provide all English-language learners with four hours of instruction each day in English skills, nearly two-thirds of districts have not fully implemented the program, according to a state report.


The rate of immigration accelerated in the United States over the 1990s but has been level since 2000, a demographer said this morning at a forum hosted by the University of Southern California.


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