Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne explains some of this thinking behind policies in Arizona for English-language learners in an interview with National Public Radio this week.
An official from the Arizona Department of Education clarified that officials from that department aren't trying to single out teachers whose first language isn't English or pressure schools to remove them from schools.
The U.S. Department of Education's What Works Clearinghouse determines that a randomized-control study comparing the reading achievement of English-learners in bilingual education and English immersion was well-implemented.
Researchers for the Center for Applied Linguistics have just documented the success of two interventions for teaching science to English-language learners
Arizona's superintendent of public instruction says the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice are investigating whether the state discriminates against teachers whose first language isn't English, according to the Associated Press.
Increasingly, researchers seem to be developing teaching and learning tools for English-language learners at the secondary level.
Duong Nghe Ly, an English-learner from Vietnam, is one of about 50 Asian students who boycotted South Philadelphia High School last year for a week in an attempt to get school administrators and others to take action to make the school safe for Asian students.
Forty-one percent of Arizona's schools have been exempted from carrying out the state's mandate to separate English-language learners from other students for four hours a day to learn English skills because the schools have 19 or fewer ELLs.
Arizona State University decided to withdraw an expert witness for the federal court case Miriam Flores v. State of Arizona, rather than turn over to the court information from an ELL study that had been promised to remain confidential.
As an evidentiary hearing opens in the Horne v. Flores court case, some supporters of the parents involved in the case have shown up to watch.