The American Youth Policy Forum has published a policy brief about what state policymakers learned during a May "fact-finding trip" to Austin, Texas, about the education of English-language learners.


The California Department of Education has published a guide with effective practices for educating English-language learners with chapters written by many of the best-known researchers in the field.


The number two education official at the Arizona Department of Education has asked Arizona's task force charged with recommending policies for educating English-language learners to consider some changes in the state's controversial four-hour program, the official reported to me in an e-mail message.


Teachers College Press has published a book that synthesizes research on how best to educate preschoolers whose native language isn't English.


A series about the profound loss and confusion a Burmese refugee couple experiences after their 7-year-old daughter is murdered in Salt Lake City is a "runner-up" winner for one of the categories of the Casey Medals For Meritorious Journalism.


An organization that seeks to halt illegal immigration to this country has put out a report saying that educating the children of undocumented immigrants costs $52 billion and is the largest public expense for providing services to families with undocumented parents.


News outlets have reported that the U.S. Department of Justice has filed a legal challenge in federal court today challenging Arizona's controversial immigration-enforcement law.


Two organizations concerned with the education of English-language learners have written letters welcoming the U.S. Department of Education's new director of the office of English-language acquisition and critiquing current federal policies for ELLs.


Modifying the English on math test items doesn't change the math knowledge assessed, concludes a study on math testing accommodations conducted by the Regional Educational Laboratory West and released this week by the Institute of Education Sciences.


Most Native American and Alaska Native students receive their instruction entirely in English, says a report released today by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences.


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