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.
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November 12, 2010
October 18, 2010
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.
October 01, 2010
Boston English-language learners who since 2003 didn't get the ELL services that they were entitled to under federal law are eligible to receive makeup services under a settlement agreement signed today by Boston Public Schools with the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education.
October 01, 2010
The U.S. Department of Justice and Education reached a settlement agreement today on how Boston Public Schools will fix violations of the civil rights of English-language learners, according to a press release from the Justice Department.
September 28, 2010
The needs of English-language learners weren't on the radar screen of reviewers who judged states' applications for the $3.4 billion federal Race to the Top competition, some members of civil rights groups contend.
September 08, 2010
Arizona's superintendent of public instruction says the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice are investigating whether the state discriminates against teachers whose first language isn't English, according to the Associated Press.
August 17, 2010
Readers, what's the practice in your school, district, or state? Is the home-language survey typically given to all students or just a subset of students?
August 05, 2010
More than half the grants from the federal Investing in Education, or i3, fund will serve English-language learners and students with disabilities, according to a federal official.
July 28, 2010
Since the start of the Obama administration, the U.S. Department of Justice has opened more than 15 investigations into services for English-language learners, according to a spokeswoman for the department.
July 27, 2010
A Nevada school district expanded its position of director of English-as-a-second-language programs from a part-time to full-time position after the district was reviewed by the U.S. Department of Justice.