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."
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.