The Working Group on ELL Policy and the National Council of State Title III Directors are becoming more active in the nation's capital in expressing views on ELL policy, while other once-active groups have become silent.


Jaime Escalante, the Bolivian-born teacher who became famous for teaching calculus to Mexican-American students and died this week, was an opponent of bilingual education.


The National Center for Response to Intervention is hosting a free Webinar April 29 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time on how to apply RTI to English-learners.


The federal government has started a review of whether Boston's programs for English-learners comply with federal civil rights law.


A group of nationally known researchers of English-language learners release detailed recommendations for the provisions for such students in the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.


Global Nomads Group is hosting an hour-long Webcast today from Port-au-Prince, scheduled to start at noon, Eastern time, featuring Haitian youths and relief workers who are trying to rebuild schools in Haiti.


Curriculum Matters notes that exclusion rates for English-learners and students with disabilities differ widely from state to state.


A federal appeals court has reversed a July 2009 ruling by a U.S district court that Texas must revamp its programs for secondary English-language learners because they violate federal law.


The World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment, or WIDA, consortium is trying to have more say over how publishers create curricular materials aligned with its English-proficiency standards.


The U.S. Department of Education has announced that for the 2009-10 school year, school districts will have to collect data in a number of new categories that relate to students' civil rights.


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