A graduate student in public policy at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee argues in a commentary that it's not a good idea, or constitutional, for a school to require parents to provide a social security number when enrolling their children in school.


In their final notice calling for consortia of states to apply for federal funds to create English-language-proficiency tests aligned with the common-core academic standards, federal officials say applicants will get extra points if they have at least 15 states as members, but they won't be disqualified if they don't.


A study of the Los Angeles Unified School District has found that English-language learners who attended full-day kindergarten were much less likely to be retained before 2nd grade than such students who attended half-day kindergarten in the same school district.


New York state has made some changes in its education law aiming to spur charter schools to recruit and enroll more English-language learners.


When it comes to educational outcomes for children who have at least one immigrant parents, boys are doing better than girls.


A software company that makes online supplementary learning materials for English-language learners will host a webinar about how to use a framework of response to intervention with English-language learners on April 21.


Decoding words doesn't play as large of a role in how Cantonese-speaking children living in the United States learn to read English as it does for children who speak only English at home or English-language learners who speak Spanish at home, according to a new study.


A new study from the University of Georgia shows that if test developers include graphics with math items that are relevant to the question asked, they can partly close the performance gap on those test items between English-proficient students and English-language learners.


EdWeek will host a free web chat today from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time with Larry Ferlazzo, a high school teacher in Sacramento, Calif., on how to help students motivate themselves.


The last of three "national conversations" about ELL policy planned by the office of English-language acquisition of the U.S. Department of Education has been postponed.


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