The governor and two education officials say they are requesting the U.S. Department of Education reverse its decision that Florida must include test results for the newest English-learners in its accountability system.
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August 27, 2014
August 19, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education approved a one-year extension of Florida's waiver from No Child Left Behind even though a new state law on testing English-learners is in conflict with federal law.
July 29, 2014
Congress appears unlikely to reach an agreement on emergency funds to address the surge of unaccompanied minors flowing across the Southwest border from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.
July 28, 2014
School districts that absorb large numbers of recently-arrived immigrants can use a key stream of federal funding for support.
July 24, 2014
The Obama administration takes first steps toward moving the long-troubled Bureau of Indian Education agency away from directly operating schools for Native American children and turning more control over to tribes.
July 23, 2014
The House and Senate have drafted vastly different emergency spending measures aimed at addressing the surge of unaccompanied minors streaming across the U.S.-Mexico border.
March 04, 2014
Spending on English-language acquisition programs would get a slight increase under President Barack Obama's proposed budget for fiscal 2015.
February 21, 2014
The education secretary and the director of the federal Office for English Language Acquisition argue that educators must build on the major asset that English-learners bring to schools: their home languages.
February 11, 2014
Acquiring fluency in a second language for all students is a college- and career-readiness goal that federal education law should establish, says a group of influential superintendents.
January 15, 2014
Title III would receive a 4 percent increase under the spending bill unveiled this week by Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress.