Maryland and Montana are the latest two states to have become members of the World-class Instructional Design and Assessment consortium and will begin administering the consortium's English-language-proficiency test next school year.
California and Wisconsin have each formed a consortium with other states and applied for the full $10.7 million available in a grant competition to create English-language-proficiency tests for the states' common-core academic standards.
The U.S. Supreme Court justices have chosen not to review a challenge to the California Supreme Court's decision that it's okay for the state's colleges and universities to provide in-state tuition rates to undocumented immigrants.
Peer pressure can influence children who are bilingual to reject using their home language, writes researcher François Grosjean.
A California 5th grader's poem about her grandfather, an immigrant from China, has been selected as the winning entry for the "Celebrate America" contest sponsored by the American Immigration Council.
Fourteen language programs authorized by the Higher Education Opportunity Act were cut by 40 percent in the fiscal 2011 budget.
Having school-level instructional teams is one tool that has helped San Diego's Chula Vista Elementary School District succeed with English-language learners, according to a long-time administrator in the district.
The National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition is hosting a free webinar on how to teach science to English-language learners on June 7, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern time.
A White House official said that the Obama administration wants to see school districts move forward in making native-language assessments available for English-language learners.
Two experts on ELLs are among the commissioners appointed to the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.