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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.

October 01, 2013

Bureau of Indian Education Schools Remain Open During Shutdown

The 42,000 students in federal Bureau of Indian Education schools will continue to attend school as usual during the federal government's shutdown.

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