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.
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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
Watch teachers and students engage with a rigorous, English/language arts unit designed for middle school English-language learners.
March 25, 2013
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
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
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
Embarking on his tenure as College Board president, David Coleman puts an unusual spotlight on English-learners.
August 01, 2012
The Empire State joins California to offer high school graduates a special "seal of biliteracy."
June 27, 2012
A new policy brief zeroes in on concrete steps California can take to improve the academic outcomes for its large English-language learner population.
May 30, 2012
The "Understanding Language" team of English-learner experts is developing numerous instructional resources to help educators succeed in teaching the more rigorous standards to ELLs.