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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.

February 11, 2013

ELL Clearinghouse Award Expected Soon, Ed. Dept. Says

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

Immigration Overhaul Unveiled by Bipartisan Group of U.S. Senators

President Barack Obama is set to unveil his plan for comprehensive immigration reform in a speech in Las Vegas tomorrow.

January 23, 2013

DREAM Act Backers Use Inauguration Momentum to Push Immigration Reform

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.

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