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January 28, 2015

New Guide Aims to Help States, Schools Classify English-Language Learners

Classification policies and evaluation tools can vary widely from state to state, and even district to district, leaving widespread opportunity for error.

January 28, 2015

Adults, Peers Play Different Roles in ELLs' School Readiness, Study Finds

The study found that the quality of early-childhood teachers' English use is more important than the quantity for developing language skills in young ELLs.

January 14, 2015

New York City Schools to Add Dual-Language Programs at 40 Schools

The programs will include instruction in Mandarin, French, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Japanese, or Spanish, depending on the school site.

January 14, 2015

New Report Details How States Fund the Education of English-Language Learners

An Education Commission of the States report outlines each state's funding mechanism for ELLs, along with differences in dollar amounts and teacher allocations across the states.

January 07, 2015

Federal Civil Rights Officials Release Guidance on English-Language Learners

The guidance comes on the heels of the recent 40th anniversaries of Lau v. Nichols, a landmark Supreme Court decision, and the Equal Educational Opportunities Act of 1974, both of which expanded rights of students with limited English proficiency.

November 21, 2014

Obama Relaunches Immigration Campaign From Las Vegas High School

Acknowledging that his latest action on immigration may not outlive his presidency, President Obama pledged to work with Congress to find long-term legislative solutions.

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 29, 2014

Repeal of Bilingual Education to Go Before California Voters

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that will allow California voters to consider overturning a 16-year-old state law that restricts the use of bilingual education in public schools.

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.

August 29, 2014

California Lawmakers Approve Measure to Repeal Limits on Bilingual Education

Gov. Jerry Brown must now decide whether to sign a bill that would allow voters to reconsider a 16-year-old law that all but eliminated bilingual education in public schools.

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