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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.

June 06, 2013

ELL Accountability Could Widen Under Harkin NCLB Bill

More schools would be held accountable for the performance of English-learners under the provisions of a bill to reauthorize the federal education law.

May 22, 2013

Transparency Watch: Federal ELL Clearinghouse Remains in Limbo

The U.S. Department of Education is reviewing, for a second time, whether it followed federal contracting rules in a competition for a $1.5 million contract to manage the National Clearinghouse for English-Language Acquisition.

April 15, 2013

English-Learners Need Federal Commission, Suggests MALDEF Chief

Thomas A. Saenz says that the fast-growing population of English-language learners and their needs deserve more federal attention.

February 26, 2013

Sequestration and Aid to ELLs: What Happens to Title III?

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.

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