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November 22, 2011

Fla.'s NCLB Waiver Request Tries New Tack With English Learners

The performance of some ELLs and other historically low-performing students would be measured as part of a subgroup called "Lowest-Performing 25%"

November 17, 2011

The 'Revolving Door' Problem in English-Learner Accountability

The ELL subgroup is in a state of constant flux, making it impossible for schools to take credit for the longer-term success of English-learners and to be held accountable when the students struggle.

November 10, 2011

ELLs Not a Major Focus in Leading i3 Proposals

Only a small handful of proposals from likely grantees appear to address needs of English learners

November 02, 2011

Nation's Report Card: How ELLs Fared in 2011

Performance changes little for ELLs overall, but rates of exclusion were down from 2009.

October 26, 2011

ESEA: What Is (and Isn't) in It for English-Language Learners

One group of researchers issues their verdict.

September 26, 2011

In-state tuition for children of illegal immigrants? Republican candidates disagree.

Republican candidates disagree about whether the children of illegal aliens should be able to receive in-state tuition, prompted by the Texas Dream Act.

June 10, 2011

Fed. Official to Speak at Graduation of School With Lots of ELLs

Boston's English High School, which has a lot of immigrant students and ELLs, is set to host a high-ranking U.S. Department of Education official for its commencement speech tomorrow.

June 01, 2011

Federal Funding for Foreign Languages Curtailed

Fourteen language programs authorized by the Higher Education Opportunity Act were cut by 40 percent in the fiscal 2011 budget.

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.

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