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.

The U.S. Congress has not yet given undocumented students across the country a break by passing the "DREAM Act," but the California Supreme Court has boosted opportunities for high school graduates without papers in that state by upholding a law enabling them to pay in-state tuition rates at state colleges and universities.

I won't be updating my blog while I'm on the road for a couple of days. Look for new posts next Wednesday, Nov. 17.

Rosalinda B. Barrera, the new director for the Education Department's office of English-language acquisition, oversees about $56 million of the $800 million funds for Title III, the section of the No Child Left Behind Act authorizing funds for English-language acquisition programs.

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