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May 09, 2016

John B. King Jr. to Visit South Dakota for Look at Education in Indian Country

King's visit to South Dakota's Pine Ridge Reservation comes amid efforts by the federal government to address the barriers to success that Native American youth face.

May 02, 2016

Report: Unaccompanied Minors Blocked From Enrolling in School in 14 States

An Associated Press investigation found the migrant students were barred from enrolling in K-12 schools, kept out of class for months, or sent to alternative programs that are deemed inferior.

April 18, 2016

Tentative Deal Reached on Native-Language Testing Requirement for ELLs

The Every Student Succeeds Act rulemaking committee has tentatively agreed that states should aim to develop a test in the language that's most commonly spoken by ELLs in the state.

April 18, 2016

Obama Immigration Program Faces Supreme Court Scrutiny

In a case with implications for schools, the justices weigh the program that offers relief from deportation for unauthorized immigrant parents of U.S. children.

March 28, 2016

Ed. Dept. to Award $3.2 M to Help Preserve Native American Languages

The grant aims to aid Native American students, including Native Hawaiian and Native American Pacific Islanders, who are identified as English-language learners.

March 25, 2016

Tests for English-Learners Dominate ESSA Regulations Discussion

How to improve tests for English-learners, a population that is tricky to assess, was a major topic of discussion during a session of negotiated rulemaking on the Every Student Succeeds Act.

March 16, 2016

Study Examines Efforts to Improve Head Start Access for Refugee Children

Research indicates that immigrant families have less access to initiatives such as Head Start, a federally funded program that provides early education for children from low-income families.

March 15, 2016

Safety Inspections System for Indian School Facilities Flawed, Report Finds

The Government Accountability Office found that nearly 40 percent of Bureau of Indian Education schools were not inspected for safety and health violations in fiscal year 2015.

March 09, 2016

National Council of La Raza Honors Alexander, Murray for Work on ESSA

The new federal K-12 law could do more to hold all schools accountable for the education of non-native English-speaking students, who are overwhelmingly Spanish-speaking Latinos.

March 04, 2016

English-Learners Are Assets, John B. King Jr. Tells Educators in Bilingual Address

In a videotaped address to National Association of Bilingual Education members, John B. King Jr. touted the potential benefits of the Every Student Succeeds Act for ELLs.

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