Edynn Y. Sato, English-language learner testing expert at WestEd, will serve as a new technical adviser for the SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium.
The two consortia creating content tests as part of the Common Core State Standards Initiative are beginning to take small steps to consider the needs of English-language learners.
Bigwigs in the field of research and federal policy for English-language learners are meeting today in the nation's capital to review the current state of ELL research and plan what research questions are most crucial to answer for the education of such students.
Larry Ferlazzo, author of a book on how teachers can help students motivate themselves, will be a guest for a live chat at Education Week on that subject on April 12.
A new study by Western Michigan University researchers is the second study I've written about this school year that has found the KIPP network of charter schools enrolls a smaller proportion of English-language learners and special education. students than the school districts they draw from.
The National Center on Response to Intervention is hosting a chat today on one of the hottest topics discussed on this blog, how to implement response to intervention for English-language learners.
Some civil rights and advocacy groups have sent a letter to Arne Duncan and members of Congress arguing for accountability for student subgroups, including English-language learners, to remain strong in the reauthorization of ESEA.
Officials in the Los Angeles Unified School District say a new reading program will address the needs of English-language learners.
The U.S. departments of Justice and Education say they've reached a settlement with Arizona in a dispute over the state's programs for English-language learners.
I am away from work for one week. Please look for a new post on this blog the week of March 28....