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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.

February 08, 2012

Secretary Arne Duncan Talks Hispanic Education

Questions about higher education, preschool and STEM dominate the discussion.

February 03, 2012

Advocates Call for NY Waiver Plan to Offer More Support for ELLs

Part of New York's plan includes its effort to update its English language proficiency standards and assessments to line up with the common academic standards.

January 11, 2012

Florida's NCLB Waiver Plan Needs More for ELLs, Ed. Dept. Says

Peer reviewers are asking the state to more explicitly explain how it will address the needs of English-language learners.

January 09, 2012

House GOP ESEA Bill Would Give Districts Leeway on Spending for English Learners

The draft legislation merges spending for English learners under Title III with spending for all disadvantaged students under Title I.

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