It's an issue to watch as Congress rewrites the Elementary and Secondary Education Act--and as states are approved for waiver renewals under the current law.
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July 21, 2015
July 08, 2015
The projected decline follows a surge in 2014 during which tens of thousands of children from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador sought to enter the United States along the country's southern border.
June 18, 2015
Florida got flexibility on English Language Learners and accountability. Now at least seven other states are also asking for similar for those students.
April 20, 2015
In January, leaders in 20 nonprofit organizations wrote to Gov. Jerry Brown, asking him to consider the importance of appointing a champion for ELLs, who constitute a quarter of the state's K-12 student population.
April 09, 2015
While districts can estimate how many new students they will be absorbing from the border crisis, many won't know the full scope of the resources they need until students show up.
April 08, 2015
Under the waiver, ELLs would take state tests but their scores would not count toward their school's overall performance until the students were proficient in English.
March 30, 2015
The school system entered into an agreement with the federal departments of Education and Justice in 2010 to avoid legal action after investigators found the school system denied thousands of ELLS an adequate education.
March 25, 2015
The goal is to "look at English learners as a national asset and investment in contrast to thinking of English learners as a problem or challenge coming to our school districts," said Libia Gil, the head of the department's office of English-language acquisition.
March 24, 2015
The Education Commission of the States report lists proposed changes in five policy areas, including finance, educator quality, and parent engagement.
January 07, 2015
The guidance comes on the heels of the recent 40th anniversaries of Lau v. Nichols, a landmark Supreme Court decision, and the Equal Educational Opportunities Act of 1974, both of which expanded rights of students with limited English proficiency.