Education Week Teacher is hosing an online discussion the week of Oct. 25-29 with Helen Thorpe, author of Just Like Us: The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America.
The U.S. Senate fell short of the 60 votes needed yesterday to proceed with a defense authorization bill and attach the DREAM Act to it.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has sent a letter to Sens. Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell expressing "full support" for passage of the DREAM Act, he said this afternoon in a conference call.
Arizona's legislature and top education official are bent on shutting down ethnic-studies courses taught at Tucson Unified School District, but students in those courses say they hope their school district prevails in continuing to offer them.
The 1982 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that students are entitled to a free K-12 education regardless of their immigration status has been "resilient," in part because of strong backing from educators over the years, a law scholar says in an analysis of the ruling.
A journalist and photojournalist for the San Jose Mercury News provide insight into issues about illegal immigration by following a family for a year after the father is deported and as the mother fights an order to be deported as well.
Illinois public preschools are implementing the new requirement in their state to provide bilingual education.
A full-day conference this week hosted by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights didn't have any speakers on panels who were Latinos.
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.