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.
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January 10, 2011
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.
December 08, 2010
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the DREAM Act with a 216-198 vote; eight Republicans voted "yea".
December 07, 2010
Juan Sepúlveda 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
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
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.