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.
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September 08, 2010
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.
July 26, 2010
A research brief offers recommendations for how teacher evaluation protocols need to be better tailored for gauging the effectiveness of special education teachers and teachers of English-language learners.
July 21, 2010
Several members of the U.S. House of Representatives say they aim to make the teaching of foreign languages at the K-12 level a key part of reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act.
July 16, 2010
An official of the civil rights division of the U.S. Department of Justice says that an English-language learner has a right to receive language support until he or she becomes proficient in English.
July 15, 2010
Not many of the 2.1 million undocumented immigrants in this country who meet the age, duration of U.S. residency, and arrival age that would make them eligible for conditional legalization under a bill pending in Congress are likely to get legal status if the bill is enacted, a study says.
July 15, 2010
The Native American Languages Act of 1990 says that it's the policy of the United States to "encourage and support the use of Native American languages as a medium of instruction."