Federal law established through a 1982 U.S. Supreme Court decision makes clear that schools and districts cannot adopt enrollment policies that deny or discourage children from enrolling because of immigration status.
Nationally, there are 18 million children who live with immigrant parents; an estimated 5 million of those children have at least one parent who is undocumented.
The dual-language-learner population in the United States has grown by about 24 percent since 2000, and now represents about 32 percent of children ages 8 and younger.
Congressional Democratic leaders have rejected Trump's demands, saying it shows the administration "can't be serious about compromise."
New research finds a distinct language-learning benefit for people who grew up bilingual or learn another language at an early age.
A new brief guides readers through sections in state plans that address English-learner accountability, outlining 33 key questions that educators and advocates should ask.
Cheered by anti-immigration groups, the decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has sparked protests and demonstrations around the country.
Maintaining that he will work to resolve the issue with "heart and compassion," President Trump is asking Congress to replace the Obama-era policy with legislation before it fully expires.
The decision could leave an estimated 800,000 undocumented residents, many of whom work and learn in the nation's K-12 schools, in limbo.
The pending decision comes as education leaders and congressional lawmakers urge Trump not to dismantle the program for the young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children.