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March 29, 2011

How Might Changes in Subgroup Accountability Affect ELLs?

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

Feds Settle With Arizona in Dispute Over ELL Programs

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.

March 01, 2011

Office for Civil Rights Posts Agreements From Investigations

The U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights is posting agreements online that are forged between the office and school districts resulting from compliance reviews or investigations of complaints.

February 24, 2011

Rosalinda Barrera, the Listener

So far, Rosalinda B. Barrera has not publicly articulated new recommendations for federal policy on ELLs.

January 25, 2011

How Should the U.S. Treat 'Unaccompanied Minors'?

Considering the "best interests" of a child is not a formal precept in immigration and asylum law regarding the U.S. treatment of minors who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexican border without the company of their parents, according to the Washington-based Migration Policy Institute.

January 18, 2011

ELL Researchers Weigh In on ESEA Reauthorization

A group of ELL researchers who aim to shape federal policy have released a detailed Q&A explaining recommendations they've made for big changes for English-language learners in the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

January 10, 2011

National Research Council To Release Study of ELL Funding

The National Research Council today will release a long-awaited study of the accuracy of the information the federal government uses to identify English-language learners for the purposes of providing federal support for programs for these students.

December 17, 2010

Duncan Calls for Senate to Pass DREAM Act Before Adjourning

Expecting the U.S. Senate to cast a procedural vote on the DREAM Act tomorrow, the U.S. Secretary of Education urged senators to pass legislation that would give some undocumented youths a path to legalization.

December 14, 2010

Scholars Call for Passage of the DREAM Act

The Immigration Policy Center issued a statement calling for Congress to pass the DREAM Act signed by 250 scholars.

December 09, 2010

Senate Postpones Consideration of DREAM Act

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid initiated the tabling of a procedural vote on the Senate version of the DREAM Act today in an effort to keep the issue alive in Congress.

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