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.
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March 29, 2011
March 25, 2011
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
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
So far, Rosalinda B. Barrera has not publicly articulated new recommendations for federal policy on ELLs.
January 25, 2011
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
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
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
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
The Immigration Policy Center issued a statement calling for Congress to pass the DREAM Act signed by 250 scholars.
December 09, 2010
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.