School districts and charter schools could benefit from working together more on how to best serve English-language learners and students with disabilities, Vicki L. Phillips, the director of K-12 education initiatives for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, told me this week.
Juan Sepúlveda will be the guest for a live Web chat hosted by Education Week on Dec. 16 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Eastern time, to talk about how the federal government can work with communities to improve achievement among Latinos.
The Obama Administration has put a concerted effort into pushing for passage of the DREAM Act.
U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano is urging Congress to pass the DREAM Act because, she says, "it would help improve immigration enforcement."
Spanish is not the top home language for students who are English-language learners in some states.
How to manufacture "teachable moments" is one of the topics discussed by bloggers who participated in an English-learning blog carnival.
A report recommends that if educators become aware that a student is undocumented, they should talk with the student about how to pursue legal status.
Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate are expected to take steps to reconsider the DREAM Act this week.
Educators in Illinois are wrestling with what a strong bilingual education should look like in implementing the state's new mandate to provide bilingual education in preschool.
New York State has released guidance for how to implement "response to intervention" that includes considerations for using the educational approach with English-language learners.