The federal government is trying to make it absolutely clear that schools must enroll children regardless of their immigration status and that they shouldn't be carrying out any practices that would discourage immigrant families from having their children participate in school.
Learning the Language is taking a break until Wednesday, May 11.
A lot of the talk during the webinar I moderated yesterday about improving literacy for English-language learners involved how to make sure English-language learners aren't "an afterthought" in district's instructional plans.
The field of preschool education is "moving in the right direction" in developing effective tools to assess preliteracy for bilingual youngsters, a researcher said during a forum last week hosted by Princeton University.
Here's a reminder that ELL experts Diane August of the Center for Applied Linguistics and Gabriela Uro of the Council of the Great City Schools will be guests at a free webinar today.
A report on Latino education contains four paragraphs about English-language learners.
The last round of "national conversations" on the education of English-language learners is scheduled for May 9 and 10 in New York City and Charlotte, N.C.
The U.S. Department of Education is a year and two months past the deadline stated in the No Child Left Behind Act to submit to Congress a two-year evaluation of programs for English-language learners backed with federal funds.
New York has not yet set targets for the enrollment and retention of ELLs for charter schools in the state.
The month of May will bring two webinars with discussions that touch on how school districts can implement the common core state standards for English-language learners.