The English-learner population is growing quickly, but there's still little research on how to best evaluate these students for special education needs, according to a federal report.
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July 23, 2015
July 08, 2015
The federal 9th Circuit appeals court revives a challenge to a state law that prohibits a so-called ethnic studies curriculum.
June 15, 2015
State education leaders have often been at loggerheads with federal officials over the rights of the state's English-language learners.
May 07, 2015
The legislation signed by Gov. Steve Bullock will fund new language immersion programs in five Montana school systems and subsidize already-existing language preservation efforts.
March 24, 2015
The Education Commission of the States report lists proposed changes in five policy areas, including finance, educator quality, and parent engagement.
March 04, 2015
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
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
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
Biliteracy "seals" that recognize high school graduates with fluency in two or more languages are catching on in more states.
May 28, 2014
The measure, if approved, would give California voters a chance to overturn 16-year-old restrictions on bilingual education.