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.


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.


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