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June 08, 2015

NEA Video Series Showcases Teaching Strategies for ELLs

One video shares the story of 4th grade student Gian Carlos, an ELL newcomer from Colombia, who's fluent in Spanish, but has little experience in English.

May 06, 2015

To Help Language-Learners, Extend Aid to Their Families Too, New Study Argues

A report from the Center for American Progress finds that that engaging students and parents simultaneously improves the academic and educational well-being of both generations.

May 06, 2015

Hillary Clinton's Presidential Campaign to Link Immigration, Educational Equity

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton wants to give students who came to the county as undocumented minors a path to citizenship.

April 09, 2015

Schools Could Face Another Influx of Unaccompanied Minors, Analysis Shows

While districts can estimate how many new students they will be absorbing from the border crisis, many won't know the full scope of the resources they need until students show up.

April 08, 2015

Louisville District Seeks State Waiver for English-Learner Accountability

Under the waiver, ELLs would take state tests but their scores would not count toward their school's overall performance until the students were proficient in English.

February 19, 2015

New York Schools Will Remove Enrollment Obstacles for Immigrants

Investigations found evidence that several districts refused to enroll undocumented youths and unaccompanied minors if they were unable to produce documents demonstrating guardianship or residency in the state.

February 18, 2015

Obama Vows to Fight Back After Federal Ruling Stalls Immigration Protections

The White House saw the programs, which could shield as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation, as tools to ease concerns about separating school-aged children from their families.

January 07, 2015

Federal Civil Rights Officials Release Guidance on English-Language Learners

The guidance comes on the heels of the recent 40th anniversaries of Lau v. Nichols, a landmark Supreme Court decision, and the Equal Educational Opportunities Act of 1974, both of which expanded rights of students with limited English proficiency.

December 16, 2014

New York State Knocks Down Enrollment Barriers for Unaccompanied Minors

New policy prohibits schools from asking about the immigration status of students or their families during the enrollment process and provides guidance on the range of documents students may use to prove residency.

December 10, 2014

Los Angeles District a 'Safe Haven' for Immigrant Families

The nation's second largest district said it will assist students and families in accessing school records they will need to apply for deportation relief promised by President Obama's executive action on immigration.

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