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July 24, 2014

Obama Administration Announces $2.5 Million for Tribes to Take Over Schools

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

Border Crisis Draws Conflicting Emergency-Spending Bills in Congress

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

Obama Budget Proposes Modest Bump for English-Learner Programs

Spending on English-language acquisition programs would get a slight increase under President Barack Obama's proposed budget for fiscal 2015.

February 21, 2014

Arne Duncan: Schools Should Invest in 'Multiliteracy'

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

Fluency in a Second Language: Should it Be Part of College and Career Readiness?

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

English-Language Acquisition Gets Boost in Federal Spending Bill

Title III would receive a 4 percent increase under the spending bill unveiled this week by Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress.

January 13, 2014

Ed. Dept. Falling Short in Support of English-Learners, Report Says

The BUENO National Policy Center at the University of Colorado, Boulder, says education policies favored by the Obama administration have not been beneficial to English-language learners.

November 26, 2013

English-Learner Clearinghouse Website Back Up and Running

The website for the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition will be available as the Education Department shifts responsibility for NCELA to a new manager.

November 20, 2013

English-Language Learner Clearinghouse To Be Revamped, Ed. Dept. Says

The U.S. Department of Education says a new contract for managing the National Clearinghouse for English-Language Acquisition "reaffirms its continued commitment" to support English-language learner needs.

October 31, 2013

Ed. Dept. Still Seeking Input on English-Learner Programs

The federal agency extends a deadline to allow more people to weigh in on how to improve its services for the ELL community.

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