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September 21, 2015

Feds Offer Guide to Providing Quality Education for English-Language Learners

The tool kit is a companion to joint guidance the departments released in January to remind schools of their federal obligations to the nation's nearly 5 million English-learners.

April 10, 2015

Civil Rights Group Backs Language-Learner Provisions in ESEA Rewrite

The bill would provide incentives to states and school districts to implement policies to significantly improve instruction for English-learners.

December 22, 2014

Federal Officials Grant Florida Waiver on English-Learner Testing

Federal officials granted the state's request to give its English-language learners two years in a U.S. school before counting their test scores in school grades.

October 07, 2014

For English-Learners, an Effective Teacher in Any Language Is What Matters

What's more important for English-learners? A great overall teacher or a teacher with ELL certification?

September 16, 2014

N.Y.C. Education Leaders Pledge Special Attention to English-Learners

The 1.1 million-student school system has struggled to move the needle on improving academic achievement and graduation rates for its 160,000 English-learners.

July 01, 2014

Principal Surveys to Help Build Better ELL Policy

Researchers have launched a new tool to help policymakers better analyze and report the needs of shifting English-learner populations at schools from year to year.

June 26, 2014

ELL Accountability Could Complicate Florida's Bid for Waiver Extension

In its request to extend its waiver from No Child Left Behind, Florida seeks to return to its previous practice of waiting until recently arrived ELLs have been in U.S. schools for two years before factoring their scores on content tests into school accountability.

March 07, 2014

English-Language Learners and California's NCLB Testing Waiver

The state's newly granted testing waiver means California is not likely to have data it can use to hold schools accountable for the performance of the nation's largest population of English-language learners.

September 24, 2013

States Backslide in Achievement for English-Learners, Report Finds

Fewer states reported meeting all their federal academic goals for ELLs over the two school years that spanned 2008-10.

June 10, 2013

L.A. Unified Improves English-Learner Outcomes, Superintendent Says

The nation's most ELL-rich school district continues to roll out its latest plan to raise achievement for students who are still learning English.

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