District leaders, advocates for English-learners and Hispanic politicians argue that Florida's new school grading system is unfair to ELLs

The National Conference of State Legislatures finds that state lawmakers are less focused on immigration-related measures than last year.

A new survey of likely voters in five Latino-heavy states shows that education ranks second only to job creation and the economy as the most important issue for Latinos in the 2012 election cycle.

CORRECTION AND UPDATE: The Ed. Dept. wants to make clear that this report is not the "biennial" update to Congress mandated by federal law. This report was independently commissioned by the department. I regret my misunderstanding. The 2008 biennial report will be published later this month. And the 2010 biennial report will probably be out by the end of summer. Most of the nation's English-language learners were enrolled in school districts that failed to reach all of their accountability goals for that group of students in the 2008-09 school year, according to a national evaluation of the federal program that ...

Roughly 13 percent of the U.S. population is foreign born.

English learners gained no ground in science achievement in the 2011 Nation's Report Card.

Gov. Luis Fortuno wants English to become the primary language of instruction in the U.S. territory's public schools.

Asst. Attorney General Thomas Perez issues stern letter to Alabama's schools chief about negative effects of the state's tough immigration law.

The Public Policy Institute of California finds that "linguistically isolated" four-year-olds who attend a preschool program for one year before kindergarten develop stronger early reading skills than their peers who do not.

New research provides biological evidence that bilingual brains are more finely tuned than monolingual ones.

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