States will need to supplement the common standards with English-language-proficiency standards aligned to them and provide professional development and materials geared toward helping ELLs attain them.
The award from the Education Writers Association is for online profiles of English-language learners.
Federal officials plan to investigate whether the Los Angeles Unified School District is providing a fair education to English-language learners.
The governing board of the National Assessment of Educational Progress has approved a policy saying that states should include ELLs in testing who have been in the United States for one year.
The federal government expects to put out guidance on the civil rights of English-language learners who have disabilities and ELLs who are gifted.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan plans to give a speech today promising to invigorate enforcement of civil rights laws in U.S. schools.
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.