Eight school districts are currently being investigated in compliance reviews by the Education Department's office for civil rights on whether they provide adequate services for ELLs or their parents.
Patricia Gándara speculates that Arizona's four-hour program for teaching ELLs could become "the preferred instructional model for Arizona and other states as well if sanctioned by the federal court."
Researchers Diane August and Timothy Shanahan will be guests for a free Webinar on effective instruction for English-language learners on Oct. 27, hosted by WestEd.
Boston English-language learners who since 2003 didn't get the ELL services that they were entitled to under federal law are eligible to receive makeup services under a settlement agreement signed today by Boston Public Schools with the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education.
The U.S. Department of Justice and Education reached a settlement agreement today on how Boston Public Schools will fix violations of the civil rights of English-language learners, according to a press release from the Justice Department.
A respected researcher on English-language learners, Lily Wong Fillmore, gave an impassioned plea at a conference this week for schools not to dumb down texts for English-language learners.
Reporters from mainstream newspapers didn't show up to cover a conference hosted by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights but used the event as an opportunity to report on the future prospects of the commission.
When California adopted the common core standards, it didn't accept the preface material, which includes an introduction and spells out how to apply the standards to English-language learners or students with disabilities.
The needs of English-language learners weren't on the radar screen of reviewers who judged states' applications for the $3.4 billion federal Race to the Top competition, some members of civil rights groups contend.
I'm intrigued by a description of a supplementary computer math program than is described as a learning tool that "doesn't require any language at all."