Massachusetts and New Mexico offer different approaches
The Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education has opened 11 "compliance reviews" in school districts around the country over the past 21 months to examine whether English-language learners are being adequately served under federal law. Of course, those 11 reviews don't represent the totality of ELL-related probes by OCR, but they do make up the docket of proactive investigations that the civil rights team decided to launch themselves. In other words, these reviews don't stem from a complaint filed by a parent, student, or a civil rights advocacy group. I got this number from Russlynn ...
For first time ever, the Latino applicant pool for CSU is bigger than any other racial or ethnic group in the state.
'Appalling' dropout rates and chronic underperformance in Lawrence city schools prompt first-ever state takeover.
The Council of Great City Schools study shows that Hispanic students face longest odds for high school graduation, college- and career-readiness and other factors that shape their schooling experience.
The performance of some ELLs and other historically low-performing students would be measured as part of a subgroup called "Lowest-Performing 25%"
Fewer are from Spanish-speaking Latin America and more are settling outside the traditional gateway states such as California and New York.
The ELL subgroup is in a state of constant flux, making it impossible for schools to take credit for the longer-term success of English-learners and to be held accountable when the students struggle.
The school system is the latest to reach an agreement on how to improve its practices with the U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights.
Californians Together offers a critique of the UC Berkeley study that found the state might be identifying too many young children for English-language instruction.