Florida got flexibility on English Language Learners and accountability. Now at least seven other states are also asking for similar for those students.
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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.
December 18, 2014
Many students struggle to learn English because schools fail to monitor their progress, adequately train teachers or provide appropriate curriculum.
November 21, 2014
Acknowledging that his latest action on immigration may not outlive his presidency, President Obama pledged to work with Congress to find long-term legislative solutions.