President Obama is expected to sign an executive order tomorrow that will establish a presidential advisory commission on Hispanic education and a federal interagency working group on improving Hispanic education and the lives of Latinos.


The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics will host an education summit today that will draw on information and ideas gathered in visits to more than 90 communities.


Dianne Piche left the U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights and will soon start working for the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.


One-third of children in Australia have at least one immigrant parent, compared with 24 percent of children in the United States. In the United Kingdom the proportion is 16 percent while in Switzerland, it is 39 percent.


The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing has decided to create a new teaching credential to prepare teachers to provide English-language-development instruction at the secondary level.


Two articles in a special issue on "response to intervention" just published by the education journal Theory Into Practice provide advice from researchers on how to carry out the education approach for English-language learners.


The 19th edition of the ESL/EFL/ELL Blog Carnival has been posted and is rich with links to resources for the English-learning classroom.


Eight school districts are currently being investigated in compliance reviews by the Education Department's office for civil rights on whether they provide adequate services for ELLs or their parents.


Patricia Gándara speculates that Arizona's four-hour program for teaching ELLs could become "the preferred instructional model for Arizona and other states as well if sanctioned by the federal court."


Researchers Diane August and Timothy Shanahan will be guests for a free Webinar on effective instruction for English-language learners on Oct. 27, hosted by WestEd.


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