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June 06, 2013

ELL Accountability Could Widen Under Harkin NCLB Bill

More schools would be held accountable for the performance of English-learners under the provisions of a bill to reauthorize the federal education law.

May 22, 2013

Transparency Watch: Federal ELL Clearinghouse Remains in Limbo

The U.S. Department of Education is reviewing, for a second time, whether it followed federal contracting rules in a competition for a $1.5 million contract to manage the National Clearinghouse for English-Language Acquisition.

April 15, 2013

English-Learners Need Federal Commission, Suggests MALDEF Chief

Thomas A. Saenz says that the fast-growing population of English-language learners and their needs deserve more federal attention.

February 26, 2013

Sequestration and Aid to ELLs: What Happens to Title III?

Like all discretionary federal programs, Title III aid to states and districts for English-language learners would be cut if Congress and President Obama don't act to avert sequestration.

February 11, 2013

ELL Clearinghouse Award Expected Soon, Ed. Dept. Says

The U.S. Department of Education will announce a new contract award for the National Clearinghouse of English-Language Acquisition later this month.

January 28, 2013

Immigration Overhaul Unveiled by Bipartisan Group of U.S. Senators

President Barack Obama is set to unveil his plan for comprehensive immigration reform in a speech in Las Vegas tomorrow.

January 23, 2013

DREAM Act Backers Use Inauguration Momentum to Push Immigration Reform

President Barack Obama's signals on immigration reform are invigorating youth-led movements to push Congress to create a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.

January 07, 2013

ELL Clearinghouse Contract Target of Ed. Dept. Corrective Action

U.S. Department of Education officials are taking corrective action on a $2 million annual federal contract it awarded earlier this year to a small Silver Spring, Md., company to manage the National Clearinghouse for English-Language Acquisition.

December 11, 2012

English-Learner Services A Priority, U.S. Department of Education Says

The federal department outlines services it says it has provided to improve support for state and local district leaders responsible for English-language learners.

November 28, 2012

Duncan's Big Disappointment: No DREAM Act

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called the lack of movement on a federal DREAM Act to benefit undocumented students one of the "biggest disappointments" in President Obama's first term.

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