Members of the civil rights community are mourning the passing of William L. Taylor, a longtime civil rights lawyer and advocate, who died yesterday at age 78.


The Obama administration has selected Rosalinda B. Barrera, the dean of the college of education at Texas State University—San Marcos, as the assistant deputy secretary and director of the office of English-language acquisition for the U.S. Department of Education.


A spokesman for the Illinois state board of education provided a few corrections to my post about the board's vote to require public preschools to provide transitional bilingual education.


The American Institutes for Research signals in a post for a job opening that the organization plans to increase the attention it is giving to the education of English-language learners.


The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators and the Tomás Rivera Policy Institute are calling for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education to include a common definition for English-language learners.


The Illinois Board of Education board yesterday unanimously adopted regulations that will require all public preschools in the state to identify any children who have limited proficiency in English and provide transitional bilingual education for them.


A long list of professors from Stanford University's school of education have signed a statement opposing the Arizona Department of Education's stance that teachers with strong accents shouldn't be teaching English-language learners.


Aventa Learning, one of the companies or nonprofits often tapped by schools to provide online courses for credit recovery, has tailored its credit-recovery line particularly for English-language learners.


An English-as-a-second-language teacher in New York City was successful in teaching ELLs so they could pass the English Regents exam, but he thinks his writing lessons were meaningless for students over the long-term.


Identifying English-language learners who have disabilities is not just about giving students the right test, said a keynote speaker recently at a meeting in New York state of educators interested in improving how their school districts determine if ELLs need special education services.


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