A bilingual educator writing a guest blog post at Voice of San Diego says that students can benefit from instruction that lets them know what does and doesn't transfer from their first language to English.


New York State has decided to revamp its existing English-language-proficiency test, used only in that state, to align with the states' academic common core standards for the 2012-13 school year.


Alabama's governor Robert Bentley, a Republican, signed a law yesterday that requires schools to determine the immigration status of students.


Boston's English High School, which has a lot of immigrant students and ELLs, is set to host a high-ranking U.S. Department of Education official for its commencement speech tomorrow.


The National Center for Family Literacy will host a free webinar on Monday, June 13, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Eastern time, that will launch free online resources to help parents with limited schooling support their children to go to college.


Targeted efforts to reduce the number of Latinos dropping out of high school have apparently paid off, according to data released by the U.S. Census.


Maryland and Montana are the latest two states to have become members of the World-class Instructional Design and Assessment consortium and will begin administering the consortium's English-language-proficiency test next school year.


California and Wisconsin have each formed a consortium with other states and applied for the full $10.7 million available in a grant competition to create English-language-proficiency tests for the states' common-core academic standards.


The U.S. Supreme Court justices have chosen not to review a challenge to the California Supreme Court's decision that it's okay for the state's colleges and universities to provide in-state tuition rates to undocumented immigrants.


Peer pressure can influence children who are bilingual to reject using their home language, writes researcher François Grosjean.


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