School districts that absorb large numbers of recently-arrived immigrants can use a key stream of federal funding for support.
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July 28, 2014
July 24, 2014
The Obama administration takes first steps toward moving the long-troubled Bureau of Indian Education agency away from directly operating schools for Native American children and turning more control over to tribes.
July 23, 2014
The House and Senate have drafted vastly different emergency spending measures aimed at addressing the surge of unaccompanied minors streaming across the U.S.-Mexico border.
March 04, 2014
Spending on English-language acquisition programs would get a slight increase under President Barack Obama's proposed budget for fiscal 2015.
February 21, 2014
The education secretary and the director of the federal Office for English Language Acquisition argue that educators must build on the major asset that English-learners bring to schools: their home languages.
February 11, 2014
Acquiring fluency in a second language for all students is a college- and career-readiness goal that federal education law should establish, says a group of influential superintendents.
January 15, 2014
Title III would receive a 4 percent increase under the spending bill unveiled this week by Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress.
January 13, 2014
The BUENO National Policy Center at the University of Colorado, Boulder, says education policies favored by the Obama administration have not been beneficial to English-language learners.
November 26, 2013
The website for the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition will be available as the Education Department shifts responsibility for NCELA to a new manager.
November 20, 2013
The U.S. Department of Education says a new contract for managing the National Clearinghouse for English-Language Acquisition "reaffirms its continued commitment" to support English-language learner needs.