If philanthropists want to see education improved in this country, they need to focus more on the needs of English-language learners, says a report released today by an influential group of funders.


A group of well-known researchers on ELLs are seeking funding to develop methods that educators could use to help English-language learners at specific English-proficiency levels and grade levels meet the common-core standards most states are adopting.


In his State of the Union address last evening, President Barack Obama urged Congress to take on the issue of illegal immigration, implying that addressing that issue would include passage of the DREAM Act.


Considering the "best interests" of a child is not a formal precept in immigration and asylum law regarding the U.S. treatment of minors who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexican border without the company of their parents, according to the Washington-based Migration Policy Institute.


For several years, immigrant and Hispanic families have been the focus for the Toyota Motor Company's 20-year-old family literacy program managed by the National Center for Family Literacy.


With Alaska joining the World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment Consortium this week, half of the nation's states are now members of the nonprofit organization that has developed English-language-proficiency standards and an assessment for English-language learners.


The school board of the Tucson Unified school district won't join a lawsuit filed in federal court by Tucson teachers challenging the constitutionality of a new state law banning courses that promote solidarity among a particular ethnic group.


A group of ELL researchers who aim to shape federal policy have released a detailed Q&A explaining recommendations they've made for big changes for English-language learners in the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.


Time is the number one challenge for teachers to collaborate in instructing English-language learners, says the co-author of a book published on how general education and ELL specialists can work together.


Forty percent of English-language learners are between the ages of 3 and 8, and an achievement gap already exists between ELLs and native speakers of English upon entering kindergarten, so educators should focus more on the early learning of ELLs, argues a private philanthropy.


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