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May 13, 2010

A One-Stop Shop for Info. on Federal ELL Programs

In the new Administrator's Guide to Federal Programs for English Learners, Ellen Forte and Molly Baulkner-Bond have put together in one place lots of answers to questions educators might have about federal programs for ELLs.

May 12, 2010

Eleven States Meet All NCLB Goals for ELLs

We've got more data on English-language learners nationally than ever before but we still can't tell if school districts are improving in how they educate such students.

April 30, 2010

Ariz. Shifts Less-Fluent Teachers From Classes With ELLs

Arizona's department of education is requiring some school districts to reassign teachers with heavy accents or ungrammatical English to classes where they won't be teaching English-language learners, according to The Wall Street Journal.

April 29, 2010

Charlene Rivera Testifies in U.S. Senate on ELLs

Charlene Rivera, a member of the Working Group on ELL Policy, argued for the common standards process to give more attention to ELLs at a Senate hearing on the ESEA.

April 29, 2010

NCLR: Latino Children's Future Is Nation's Future

The National Council of La Raza and Population Reference Bureau have compiled statistics about Latino children's presence in this country and their well-being to make the case that this group of children deserve focused attention by policymakers.

April 22, 2010

Two U.S. Senators Ask for Halt of Deportations of 'DREAMers'

U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Richard Lugar have asked U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano to halt deportations of undocumented students who would benefit from the DREAM Act.

April 07, 2010

We've Got More ELL Data, But What Does it Mean?

Test scores for ELLs in math and reading are rising in many states but that finding from the Center on Education Policy comes with caveats that ELL data is not necessarily accurate.

April 05, 2010

State Organizations Form New Coalition on ELL Issues

Some state advocacy organizations for English-language learners have formed a new coalition, the Alliance for Multilingual Multicultural Education.

April 01, 2010

The Changing Face of ELL Advocacy in Washington

The Working Group on ELL Policy and the National Council of State Title III Directors are becoming more active in the nation's capital in expressing views on ELL policy, while other once-active groups have become silent.

March 29, 2010

Feds Start Civil Rights Review of Boston's ELL Programs

The federal government has started a review of whether Boston's programs for English-learners comply with federal civil rights law.

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