School districts must have some procedure for identifying and testing English-learners, but the federal government doesn't require a home-language survey specifically.
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February 18, 2010
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February 08, 2010
Latino advocacy groups asked U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan last week to ensure that the Boston school system doesn't get any Race to the Top funds until it brings its programs for English-language learners into compliance with federal laws.
February 01, 2010
A couple of new research projects funded by the U.S. Department of Education indicate that the Obama administration may be more open than the George W. Bush administration was in exploring how schools can draw on students' native languages to help them learn English.
January 29, 2010
Some of her teachers were encouraging, she said, but others underestimated her potential.
January 11, 2010
Experts at a recent forum discussed how to assess ELLs under new tests that will be funded by stimulus money.
December 16, 2009
The Woodburn School District in Woodburn, Ore., plans to use $275,000 in stimulus funds to provide technology for English-language learners and special education students
December 02, 2009
The National Coalition for Literacy is hosting a forum today to explore how immigration reform by the U.S. Congress could address the needs of adult immigrants to receive training and English lessons.
November 24, 2009
Minnesota's Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District is offering English-language learners a half day of kindergarten taught by an English-as-a-second-language teacher in addition to a regular half-day of kindergarten.
November 12, 2009
The three top ways that federal stimulus funds are being used to improve schooling for English-language learners are to improve the quality of teachers, step up services at the middle and high school levels, and increase instructional time through after-school or summer programs, according to a survey conducted by the ELL Working Group.