The U.S. Department of Education awards $14.8 million in grants to colleges and universities supporting English-language learner instructors' professional development.


A commentary writer says English-language learners' needs should be considered from the get-go when drafting the new, common core assessments.


College-age Hispanics are enrolling at increasing rates and other groups show little or no growth, a new report says.


U.S. District Judge, Sharon Blackburn, will hear arguments Wednesday in the case against Alabama's tough new immigration law.


The Obama Administration announced Thursday it will halt all low-priority deportation cases in an effort to unclog the court system and focus on individuals who pose a threat to national security.


Today I bid farewell to my job at Education Week and to my authorship of this blog about English-language learners that I started four years ago.


Word Generation, a new vocabulary program for middle school students, targets academic language to boost reading comprehension, particularly among ELLs.


The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged $1 million to a Stanford University-led effort to develop English-language-proficiency resources for the states' common-core academic standards.


A set of interoperability technology standards that permit states to share data and test items across states and that enables the tagging of test content in a way to make test questions more assessible to different kinds of English-language learners and students with disabilities got a lot of play yesterday in a public meeting about the tests being made for the states' common-core academic standards.


Random House has published a children's novel, Chike and the River, by Chinua Achebe, which the Nigeria-born writer first published in South Africa in 1966.


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