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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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.
February 23, 2015
State Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi wanted relief from "double testing" that would allow students taking the field test to forego the English-only Smarter Balanced statewide assessment.
January 29, 2015
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October 20, 2014
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August 27, 2014
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.
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.