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.
Blogging will be light until after Labor Day.
The National Council of La Raza has introduced a series of information briefs about the quality of nutrition provided in Latino families. It looks at both hunger and obesity.
Minnesota has joined the World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment Consortium, bringing the total of states adopting the consortium's English-language proficiency test to 23 plus the District of Columbia.
Five proposed new charter schools in the Boston area hold promise for English-language learners, says an editorial published in the Boston Globe