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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.

October 10, 2012

Ark. District Asks Former ELLs to Return as Bilingual Teachers

Springdale, Ark., district hopes to lure up to 100 bilingual graduates back as classroom teachers.

July 05, 2012

OCR to Investigate Wake County Discrimination Claim

The Office of Civil Rights will investigate a claim that Wake County Public School System discriminate against limited English proficient students and their parents - especially Latino students - according to the Southern Poverty Law Center and Legal Aid North Carolina

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.

September 30, 2011

Florida Expands 'Opt-Out' Options for ELL Parents

Some interesting news from Florida: Last week, Florida's Board of Education voted that parents of English-language learners can opt for their child to stop receiving ELL services even if the student has not tested as proficient in English. The main concern is that this opt-out implies that the dis...

March 17, 2011

Eva Moskowitz Criticizes ELL Education in the Big Apple

Eva Moskowitz, the CEO of the Success Charter Network in New York City, is criticizing schools in the Big Apple for taking too long to teach students with limited English skills to learn the language.

October 20, 2010

Portland ELL Programs Get Low Marks in Recent Audit

An audit has found that recent efforts of the Portland, Ore., school district to improve services for English-language learners are not helping to narrow the achievement gap between those students and other students.

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