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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.

December 08, 2010

House Passes DREAM Act; Senate Vote Expected

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the DREAM Act with a 216-198 vote; eight Republicans voted "yea".

December 07, 2010

Dec. 16 Free Web Chat on Improving Hispanic Education

Juan SepĂșlveda will be the guest for a live Web chat hosted by Education Week on Dec. 16 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Eastern time, to talk about how the federal government can work with communities to improve achievement among Latinos.

November 12, 2010

What's the Budget for the Federal English-Language Office?

Rosalinda B. Barrera, the new director for the Education Department's office of English-language acquisition, oversees about $56 million of the $800 million funds for Title III, the section of the No Child Left Behind Act authorizing funds for English-language acquisition programs.

October 18, 2010

Obama to Sign Order for White House Hispanic Initiative

President Obama is expected to sign an executive order tomorrow that will establish a presidential advisory commission on Hispanic education and a federal interagency working group on improving Hispanic education and the lives of Latinos.

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