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February 29, 2016

Ed. Department to Triple Size of Native American Youth Grant Program

Under its Native Youth Community Projects, the U.S. Department of Education will make $17.4 million available to organizations, after awarding $5.3 million last year.

February 23, 2016

New K-12 Law Holds Promise for ELLs, Advocate Says, But Questions Remain

Testifying before the Senate education committee, Delia Pompa heaped praise on the Every Students Succeeds Act, but also expressed concerns.

February 10, 2016

L.A. Unified Bars Federal Immigration Agents From Its Campuses

L.A. Unified is just the latest district working to assure families that their children can attend school without the threat of deportation.

February 01, 2016

Does the Term 'English-Language Learner' Carry a Negative Connotation?

Students at a Massachusetts school think so, and they're petitioning the White House to get the federal government to drop the phrase in favor of a "strength-based label."

January 19, 2016

Obama's Deferred Action Policy for Immigrants to Get Supreme Court Review

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take up the Obama administration's policy offering relief for undocumented immigrant parents of children who are U.S. citizens.

January 11, 2016

New Federal K-12 Law Fails to Address 'Value of Bilingualism,' ELL Scholars Say

Some ELL researchers say the new ESSA law fails to make bilingualism and biliteracy a priority for all students in the United States, including English learners.

December 30, 2015

The Most-Read Blog Posts of 2015 From Learning the Language

With the end of the year fast approaching, here's a roundup of the 10 most popular posts on the Learning the Language blog from 2015

December 02, 2015

ESEA Rewrite Could Serve as 'Huge Civil Rights' Bill for ELLs, Some Advocates Say

The legislation would do more to hold all schools, not just those with significant ELL enrollments, accountable for the education of non-native English speaking students.

November 05, 2015

Feds Award $2.5 Million to Tribes' Education Programs

Federal leaders announced the grants, awarded to eight federally recognized tribes, during the seventh annual White House Tribal Nations Conference.

October 20, 2015

Federal Guide Outlines Supports for Undocumented H.S. and College Students

The guide should help school leaders support children "regardless of actual or perceived immigration status," wrote Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

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