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June 17, 2016

Report: Los Angeles Unified Shortchanges ELLs, Other Disadvantaged Students

The criticism centers on hundreds of millions of dollars in increased state funding designed to benefit students who traditionally struggle academically, the Los Angeles Times reports.

March 10, 2016

New York Expands Services for Families Who Speak Little or No English

For the first time, parents have around-the-clock access to interpretation services in about 200 languages. It's part of a push to boost parental involvement in the nation's largest school district.

February 10, 2016

L.A. Unified Bars Federal Immigration Agents From Its Campuses

L.A. Unified is just the latest district working to assure families that their children can attend school without the threat of deportation.

October 30, 2015

Reports Spotlight Dual-Language-Learner Programs in D.C., Oregon, Texas

The New American Foundation's Dual Language Learners Work Group takes a look at efforts in three cities to support the development of young dual-language learners.

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.

September 26, 2014

English-Language Learners: California Districts Beating the Odds

A new analysis of ELL performance in some California districts by the Education Trust-West reveals a small number of districts breaking patterns of low achievement for students still learning English.

July 01, 2014

Principal Surveys to Help Build Better ELL Policy

Researchers have launched a new tool to help policymakers better analyze and report the needs of shifting English-learner populations at schools from year to year.

October 21, 2013

Parents, Educators React to Los Angeles Schools' ELL Policy

English Language Learners in L.A. Unified will be sorted into classes based on English fluency levels.

March 22, 2013

English-Learner Achievement Mixed in Big City School Systems

The Council of the Great City Schools has compiled one of the most comprehensive data snapshots to date of English-learners in the nation's largest school systems.

November 12, 2012

Ethnic Studies Could Return to Tucson in Desegregation Plan

Plaintiffs in a long-running desegregation lawsuit against Tucson Unified join the school district and the U.S. Department of Justice in submitting a draft plan to settle the case that calls for bringing back the controversial Mexican-American studies course.

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