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October 01, 2012

Oregon Ed. Official: Results for English-Learners 'Unacceptable'

Dissatisfied with the achievement levels for English-learners, state education leaders highlight plans to improve instructional programs for the state's roughly 60,000 such students.

August 29, 2012

Immigration Officials Advise Educators on Deferred Action

Educators seek answers on range of issues and concerns stemming from the new policy that allows certain undocumented youth to seek relief from deportation.

August 24, 2012

Are Latino and Black Students Shortchanged on Per-Pupil Spending?

A new report from the Center on American Progress argues for closing a loophole in federal education law that the author argues allows for inequitable spending.

August 15, 2012

Relief for Young Undocumented Immigrants Starts Today

A nonprofit organization based in California offers practical advice to educators on how they can support undocumented students seeking relief through the Obama administration's deferred action policy.

August 06, 2012

Immigration Officials Release Details on Deferred-Action Requests

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will begin processing applications from young undocumented immigrants seeking deportation relief on Aug. 15.

June 22, 2012

States Show Slow Progress With English-Learners

A long overdue report on progress of English learners was released by the U.S. Department of Education

June 18, 2012

More Than A Million Immigrant Youth Eligible For Deportation Relief

The Migration Policy Institute points to capacity issues for federal agency that must oversee the new policy.

June 15, 2012

Obama: Undocumented Youths Will Not Be Deported

By guest blogger Liana Heitin This morning, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced that certain undocumented youths who came to the United States at a young age will not face deportation and will be eligible for work permits. In essence, the new policy, effective immediately...

March 01, 2012

Unaccompanied Minors Face Uncertainty in U.S. System

A new report documents the long and winding journey through the U.S. immigration system for unaccompanied minors.

February 09, 2012

Most Waiver-Winning States Revamped Plans for English Learners

Nearly every state had to provide more details on how English learners will have full access to the rigors of the common core standards.

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