Native Americans asked federal lawmakers to help keep Native American languages alive during a "listening session" hosted by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs this week.
Three of the five states with the most English-learners in this country were selected by the U.S. Department of Education as finalists for the $4 billion Race to the Top competition.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says that how to revamp tests for English-learners and students with disabilities might be the toughest issue that needs to be tackled with reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
Learning the Language will take a break until March 4.
Head Start teachers from Native American or migrant communities have a lot of linguistic and cultural expertise but they also tend to lack formal education credentials.
A book released by WestEd tells how mainstream teachers who have English-learners in their classrooms can be language teachers.
The U.S. Department of Education launched a grant competition this month for studies that focus on interventions that work for English-language learners.
Language barriers are one reason that some Native American students drop out of school.
School districts must have some procedure for identifying and testing English-learners, but the federal government doesn't require a home-language survey specifically.
How to determine if an ELL has a disability has been a hot topic in education for at least half a decade.