The head of the U.S. Justice Department's Civil Rights Division praised the plan, calling it a "critical step toward ensuring that all students, no matter their language background, have an equal opportunity to access that dream."
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The bill would provide incentives to states and school districts to implement policies to significantly improve instruction for English-learners.
July 21, 2014
Historically, English-language learners have tended to be over-represented in special education, but in more recent years, under-representation also has been a problem.
August 30, 2012
The California school district is trying to reverse a years-long trend of sending too many English-language learners into special education programs.
July 11, 2012
Researchers will examine the practices related to identification of English-learners with disabilities in six school districts.
November 07, 2011
A new online guide is meant to help Spanish-speaking parents recognize signs of learning disabilities in their children and advocate for them in school.
May 25, 2011
Massachusetts school districts are likely mistakenly identifying many English-language learners as having disabilities when they don't and also are not adequately serving many of those who are properly identified, a report released today concludes.
April 14, 2011
A software company that makes online supplementary learning materials for English-language learners will host a webinar about how to use a framework of response to intervention with English-language learners on April 21.
March 30, 2011
The National Center on Response to Intervention is hosting a chat today on one of the hottest topics discussed on this blog, how to implement response to intervention for English-language learners.
June 21, 2010
Identifying English-language learners who have disabilities is not just about giving students the right test, said a keynote speaker recently at a meeting in New York state of educators interested in improving how their school districts determine if ELLs need special education services.