Thomas A. Saenz says that the fast-growing population of English-language learners and their needs deserve more federal attention.
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April 15, 2013
February 26, 2013
Like all discretionary federal programs, Title III aid to states and districts for English-language learners would be cut if Congress and President Obama don't act to avert sequestration.
February 11, 2013
The U.S. Department of Education will announce a new contract award for the National Clearinghouse of English-Language Acquisition later this month.
January 28, 2013
President Barack Obama is set to unveil his plan for comprehensive immigration reform in a speech in Las Vegas tomorrow.
January 23, 2013
President Barack Obama's signals on immigration reform are invigorating youth-led movements to push Congress to create a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.
January 07, 2013
U.S. Department of Education officials are taking corrective action on a $2 million annual federal contract it awarded earlier this year to a small Silver Spring, Md., company to manage the National Clearinghouse for English-Language Acquisition.
December 11, 2012
The federal department outlines services it says it has provided to improve support for state and local district leaders responsible for English-language learners.
November 28, 2012
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called the lack of movement on a federal DREAM Act to benefit undocumented students one of the "biggest disappointments" in President Obama's first term.
November 26, 2012
The National Indian Education Association is asking the Obama administration to make tribal governments more meaningful partners in shaping and administering education policy for American Indian and Alaska Native students.
November 08, 2012
Eight out of 20 projects that won grants in the third round of the federal Investing in Innovation competition focus, in part, on improving outcomes for English-language learners.