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May 30, 2012

Stanford-Led Common Core Project for ELLs Previews New Resources

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.

March 23, 2012

More to the Story on Dual-Language Immersion

Reporter shares a few more highlights from a story on the rise of dual language immersion programs in public schools.

March 13, 2012

San Jose Elem. School Provides Rich Language Experience

A dual-language pilot program in three Silicon Valley elementary schools is showing promise of developing biliterate students who, by third grade, perform as well as peers who are native English speakers.

February 23, 2012

Research Org. Calls for Reinstatement of Ethnic Studies in Tucson

The council for the American Educational Research Association unanimously approved two resolutions that call for bringing back a controversial Mexican-American studies program and repealing a state law that banned the program in the first place.

February 06, 2012

Urban Children's Literature in Short Supply, Scholar Says

Exposure to books that reflect urban settings and characters of color are essential to early reading development.

October 31, 2011

Schools with ELLs, American Indian Students Honored

Schools in Las Vegas and Mobile, Ala. overcome odds--including high numbers of English language learners and multigenerational tradition of dropping out --to close achievement gaps.

August 15, 2011

Gates Joins Stanford ELL Project as Details Emerge

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged $1 million to a Stanford University-led effort to develop English-language-proficiency resources for the states' common-core academic standards.

August 09, 2011

A Children's Novel by Chinua Achebe Comes to the U.S.

Random House has published a children's novel, Chike and the River, by Chinua Achebe, which the Nigeria-born writer first published in South Africa in 1966.

June 17, 2011

Debate Over Ethnic Studies in Tucson Heats Up

The conclusion by an audit of the Mexican-American studies program in Tucson Unified School District contradicts the determination by Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal on whether the program is out of compliance with a state law.

June 16, 2011

Ariz. Schools Chief Rules Ethnic Studies Out of Compliance

John Huppenthal, Arizona's superintendent of public instruction, has determined that the Mexican-American studies at Tucson Unified School District are violating a state law banning courses in public schools that advocate ethnic solidarity.

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