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June 16, 2017

Status of DACA, Dreamers Remains 'Under Review,' Trump Administration Says

The executive order could have lifted the deportation threat for parents of millions of America's K-12 students and eased educator concerns about separating school-aged children from their parents.

June 08, 2017

Civil Rights Groups Take New Mexico to Court in Fight Over Equitable Education

Advocates argue that New Mexico's constitution requires the state to provide an adequate public school education for all school-age children. Two civil rights organizations will make their case in court in a trial that begins next week.

May 12, 2017

Lawmaker's Call to Screen ELLs for Deportation Draws Condemnation

A Republican state lawmaker in Oklahoma is justifying the proposal as a way to save money in the state's budget. But federal law expressly prohibits states from denying education to students who may not be in the U.S. legally.

May 11, 2017

What Can Educators Do to Increase Graduation Rates for English-Learners?

Numerous factors can squash the prospects of high school graduation for English-learners, including a lack of strong relationships with school staff and obligations to work or serve as family caregivers that may conflict with spending time at school, a new report says.

April 26, 2017

Targeted by Slurs, Students Ride Wave of Support to Robotics Championship

As news of the incident spread across the country, cheers for the students' engineering know-how drowned out the jeers.

April 25, 2017

San Diego School District's Anti-Islamophobia Plan Sparks Controversy

The plan, which the district hopes to have in place by the start of next school year, has drawn praise from Muslim advocates and civil rights groups, but sharp criticism from others.

April 05, 2017

Group Wants to Ban Undocumented Students From Public Schools

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, the founder of American Children First cited the words and actions of President Donald Trump as motivation for the effort.

March 17, 2017

English-Language Learners: How Schools Can Drive or Derail Their Success

Recent changes in federal law require all states to standardize how they identify and reclassify ELLs; a researcher says it may prove difficult.

March 06, 2017

Tool Aims to Help Schools Better Identify English-Language Learners

A new Regional Education Laboratory tool aims to take some of the guesswork out of the home-language survey process used to identify students who need extra support to learn English.

March 02, 2017

Americans Are Falling Behind in Foreign-Language Learning

The first nationwide study of foreign-language learning in nearly three decades concludes that a critical shortage of educators could imperil efforts to boost language learning.

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