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.
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May 27, 2011
May 26, 2011
Two experts on ELLs are among the commissioners appointed to the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.
May 16, 2011
President Obama has carried through on his promise to set up an advisory commission on Hispanic education.
May 13, 2011
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
A report on Latino education contains four paragraphs about English-language learners.
May 02, 2011
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 27, 2011
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
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
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
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.