Some education advocacy groups have been persistent in pushing school districts to communicate effectively with immigrant parents who speak little or no English.
The U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights is posting agreements online that are forged between the office and school districts resulting from compliance reviews or investigations of complaints.
The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approved 16 of 17 proposed charter schools yesterday, despite objections from an ELL advocacy group.
I consider it to be a good thing that a middle school in Burien, Wash., is incorporating English-language learners in its implementation of a new approach to discipline.
An ELL advocacy group that had a hand in getting requirements written into Massachusetts law aimed to spur new charter schools to serve English-language learners is worried that the requirements are being largely ignored.
So far, Rosalinda B. Barrera has not publicly articulated new recommendations for federal policy on ELLs.
Over at Language on the Move, blogger Ingrid Piller writes about how educators often overlook the need of long-term English-language learners for reading and writing support.
The rate for English-language learners to graduate from Iowa high school in four years increased from 64 percent to 73 percent from 2009 to 2010
What's going on with ordinary people in the Middle East taking to the streets and calling for changes in their governments is providing not only a "teachable moment" but rather a teachable month.
The composition of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has changed, and thus the issues it decides to focus on could also change.