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March 24, 2015

New Report Offers State Leaders, Feds Advice to Improve ELL Education

The Education Commission of the States report lists proposed changes in five policy areas, including finance, educator quality, and parent engagement.

March 04, 2015

Tucson's Ethnic Studies Courses Don't Violate Ban, Arizona Chief Rules

The district risked losing up to $15 million in state funding over courses that former Arizona public schools Superintendent John Huppenthal said violated a 2010 state ban on ethnic studies. His successor, Diane Douglas, has overruled him, leaving the funding intact.

January 14, 2015

New Report Details How States Fund the Education of English-Language Learners

An Education Commission of the States report outlines each state's funding mechanism for ELLs, along with differences in dollar amounts and teacher allocations across the states.

September 29, 2014

Repeal of Bilingual Education to Go Before California Voters

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that will allow California voters to consider overturning a 16-year-old state law that restricts the use of bilingual education in public schools.

July 08, 2014

More States Supporting Bilingualism With Special Seals on Diplomas

Biliteracy "seals" that recognize high school graduates with fluency in two or more languages are catching on in more states.

May 28, 2014

Proposal to Restore Bilingual Education in California Advances

The measure, if approved, would give California voters a chance to overturn 16-year-old restrictions on bilingual education.

May 21, 2014

Florida Could Shift Alliances for English-Language-Proficiency Standards, Tests

Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart is recommending that Florida join a 35-state consortium known as World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment.

February 18, 2014

Florida Gathering Input on New English-Language Proficiency Standards

The Sunshine State will decide between two different sets of proficiency standards that correspond to the Common Core State Standards in mathematics and English/language arts.

September 19, 2013

In Fast-Growing ELL States, What Does Spending Look Like?

In an article exploring states where the number of English-learners has grown dramatically, levels of state aid to support such students vary widely.

June 18, 2013

Nevada Gov. Signs Bill to Fund English-Learner Programs

For first time ever, the state of Nevada will provide funds to school districts to support programs for English-language learners.

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