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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.

September 24, 2013

States Backslide in Achievement for English-Learners, Report Finds

Fewer states reported meeting all their federal academic goals for ELLs over the two school years that spanned 2008-10.

September 13, 2013

Career Dual-Language Educator Named Head of Federal ELL Office

Libia S. Gil, who was the superintendent of the Chula Vista elementary district in California, will lead the Office of English Language Acquisition.

September 05, 2013

Ed. Dept. Seeks Feedback on Supporting English-Learners

Federal education officials are looking for guidance on how to improve the services and information they provide on English-language learners.

July 18, 2013

ELLs and the Debate Over the No Child Left Behind Rewrite

A large coalition of advocacy groups for Hispanic students and English-learners are urging members of Congress to vote against a Republican rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

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