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.
A significant number of states now identify English-language learners in preschool, even though their state laws for providing services to ELLs apply only to students in K-12.
The Obama administration has rejected a request by four undocumented college students for an executive order halting deportations of such youths who have come to the United States illegally as children.
Freshmen enrollment of Hispanics at postsecondary institutions grew by 15 percent from 2007 to 2008, according to a report released today by the Washington-based Pew Research Center.
Grantmakers for Education has observed that issues affecting ELLs are off the radar screen for most funders.