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May 27, 2011

White House Official Stresses Need for Native-Language Tests

A White House official said that the Obama administration wants to see school districts move forward in making native-language assessments available for English-language learners.

May 26, 2011

Obama Chose Two ELL Experts for Hispanic Education Commission

Two experts on ELLs are among the commissioners appointed to the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.

May 16, 2011

President's Commission on Hispanic Ed. to Meet in May

President Obama has carried through on his promise to set up an advisory commission on Hispanic education.

May 16, 2011

Federal English-Learner Office Reaches Out to Districts

The leaders of the office of English-language acquisition of the U.S. Department of Education are working hard to raise awareness about the needs of ELLs within the department and to build links with school districts across the nation, I gathered from an interview Friday.

May 03, 2011

It's Hard to Get A Handle on Federal ELL Policy

A report on Latino education contains four paragraphs about English-language learners.

May 02, 2011

'National Conversations' on ELLs Set for May 9 and 10

The last round of "national conversations" on the education of English-language learners is scheduled for May 9 and 10 in New York City and Charlotte, N.C.

April 28, 2011

Ed. Department's Report on ELLs to Congress is a Year Late

The U.S. Department of Education is a year and two months past the deadline stated in the No Child Left Behind Act to submit to Congress a two-year evaluation of programs for English-language learners backed with federal funds.

April 11, 2011

Fallout From the Government Shutdown That Almost Happened

The last of three "national conversations" about ELL policy planned by the office of English-language acquisition of the U.S. Department of Education has been postponed.

March 29, 2011

How Might Changes in Subgroup Accountability Affect ELLs?

Some civil rights and advocacy groups have sent a letter to Arne Duncan and members of Congress arguing for accountability for student subgroups, including English-language learners, to remain strong in the reauthorization of ESEA.

March 25, 2011

Feds Settle With Arizona in Dispute Over ELL Programs

The U.S. departments of Justice and Education say they've reached a settlement with Arizona in a dispute over the state's programs for English-language learners.

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