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August 26, 2015

Chicago to Conduct Citywide Audit of Services for English-Language Learners

Over the next six months, staff will interview school employees and review records and instructional materials to ensure compliance with federally mandated services for English-learners.

August 10, 2015

Houston Groups Pledge Millions to Boost Bilingual, STEM Education

The funds are designed to develop and recruit teachers and support bilingual and STEM education through the arts.

January 06, 2015

Arizona District Fights to Keep Ethnic Studies Classes

Former Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal deemed several courses illegal during his final hours in office, leaving one of the state's largest school districts facing a possible funding loss of $14 million annually.

November 14, 2014

Academic Benefits of Mexican-American Studies Reaffirmed in New Analysis

An updated analysis on Tucson's controversial Mexican-American studies program shows that students who participated in the courses were more likely to graduate from high school and pass standardized exams they had previously failed.

October 28, 2013

ELLs and Common Core: Denver Students Dig Into Persuasive Reading, Writing

Watch teachers and students engage with a rigorous, English/language arts unit designed for middle school English-language learners.

March 25, 2013

Mexican-American Studies Thriving Outside Regular Classrooms

The battle over ethnic studies in Arizona schools that led to a state ban on such courses has created broader interest in Chicano and Latino history and literature, according to the Los Angeles Times.

March 12, 2013

Big Districts Lack Strong ELL Materials, Survey Finds

Urban educators from across 44 big-city districts report that most existing curricular materials for English-learners fall well short of the rigor required in the new Common Core State Standards.

February 07, 2013

Ethnic Studies To Return to Tucson in Court-Backed Desegregation Plan

A U.S. District judge approved a plan for reducing discrimination and achieving greater racial balance in Tucson schools in a long-running desegregation case.

October 24, 2012

College Board Puts Spotlight on Needs of ELLs, New Kinds of Tests

Embarking on his tenure as College Board president, David Coleman puts an unusual spotlight on English-learners.

August 01, 2012

New York Becomes Second State to Recognize Biliteracy

The Empire State joins California to offer high school graduates a special "seal of biliteracy."

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