The last round of "national conversations" on the education of English-language learners is scheduled for May 9 and 10 in New York City and Charlotte, N.C.
The U.S. Department of Education is a year and two months past the deadline stated in the No Child Left Behind Act to submit to Congress a two-year evaluation of programs for English-language learners backed with federal funds.
New York has not yet set targets for the enrollment and retention of ELLs for charter schools in the state.
The month of May will bring two webinars with discussions that touch on how school districts can implement the common core state standards for English-language learners.
An inquiry by Montana's attorney general of the Central Asia Institute's finances will give us more details about whether children's pennies have gone for peace or a less worthy purpose.
Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley is expected to sign a bill approved by the Maryland legislature that gives undocumented students in-state tuition rates at state colleges and universities, according to Stateline.
Tucson Unified School District likely won't get a determination from Arizona education officials about whether its Mexican-American studies program complies with state law until mid-May.
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.