The courage of several undocumented students who walked from Miami to Washington last year to push for passage of the DREAM Act inspired Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. Vargas admitted he is undocumented in an essay published in the New York Times.
Three years after Arizona required that school districts provide all English-language learners with four hours of instruction each day in English skills, nearly two-thirds of districts have not fully implemented the program, according to a state report.
The rate of immigration accelerated in the United States over the 1990s but has been level since 2000, a demographer said this morning at a forum hosted by the University of Southern California.
The conclusion by an audit of the Mexican-American studies program in Tucson Unified School District contradicts the determination by Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal on whether the program is out of compliance with a state law.
The debate over whether bilingual education or English-only instruction is more effective for ELLs doesn't seem to dominate the field as it did in the middle of the last decade, I realized while updating an issues brief for EdWeek.
A software company is offering a free webinar this month that will focus on brain research and language acquisition as well as provide information on how English-language learners in an Indiana school district have used the company's software.
John Huppenthal, Arizona's superintendent of public instruction, has determined that the Mexican-American studies at Tucson Unified School District are violating a state law banning courses in public schools that advocate ethnic solidarity.
A bilingual educator writing a guest blog post at Voice of San Diego says that students can benefit from instruction that lets them know what does and doesn't transfer from their first language to English.
New York State has decided to revamp its existing English-language-proficiency test, used only in that state, to align with the states' academic common core standards for the 2012-13 school year.
Alabama's governor Robert Bentley, a Republican, signed a law yesterday that requires schools to determine the immigration status of students.