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October 07, 2015

Duncan, Weingarten Urge Greater Investment in Latino Education

Speaking at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's annual policy conference, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan urged attendees to "fight to give kids a chance in life."

October 05, 2015

Founder of ELL School Network to Step Down

Claire Sylvan founded the New York City-based Internationals Network for Public Schools in 2004. Her deputy director, Joseph Luft, will take the reins.

September 22, 2015

Ed. Department Project to Focus on Newly Arrived English-Language Learners

The how-to guide will mark the latest federal effort to provide an equitable education for ELLs, the largest-growing segment of the United States' public school population.

September 21, 2015

Study: Children With Deported, Detained Parents Face Early Educational Obstacles

A new report from the Urban Institute and Migration Policy Institute details social-emotional, health-related and financial hardships that children with deported or detained immigrant parents face.

September 21, 2015

Feds Offer Guide to Providing Quality Education for English-Language Learners

The tool kit is a companion to joint guidance the departments released in January to remind schools of their federal obligations to the nation's nearly 5 million English-learners.

September 17, 2015

District Works to Root Out Bias Against Spanish-Speaking Students, Teachers

This Education Week story examines efforts to counter discrimination and bias in a Colorado school system where 60 percent of students are English-language learners.

August 31, 2015

Vietnamese Dual-Language-Immersion School Opens in California

The Westminster, Calif., school system partnered with California State University-Fullerton's National Resource Center for Asian Languages to develop texts.

August 25, 2015

Will Hiring More Native American Teachers Improve Tribal Schools?

During the 2011-12 school year, less than one percent of teachers nationwide identified as American Indian or Alaska Native.

August 07, 2015

How Long Does It Take ELLs to Develop English Proficiency?

It's a question on the mind of many educators. Most researchers agree that proficiency is linked to academic success in other content areas.

August 05, 2015

Miami-Dade Schools Take Steps to Overhaul Spanish-Language Instruction

The district plans to undertake a $4 million curriculum overhaul and launch a new graduate certificate program to develop more qualified foreign language instructors.

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