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April 20, 2016

Ron Unz, Architect of California's Proposition 227, Running for U.S. Senate

Unz, a Republican, says he's using his statewide candidacy to rally support against a November ballot measure that could overturn California's longstanding restrictions on bilingual education.

April 18, 2016

Tentative Deal Reached on Native-Language Testing Requirement for ELLs

The Every Student Succeeds Act rulemaking committee has tentatively agreed that states should aim to develop a test in the language that's most commonly spoken by ELLs in the state.

January 06, 2016

Utah Unveils New Wrinkle For Seal of Biliteracy Honor

Starting with the graduating class of 2017, Utah will offer a two-tier seal of biliteracy to recognize students who demonstrate fluency in two or more languages.

November 06, 2015

CCSSO Offers Guidance on Reclassification of English-Language Learners

Determining when to exit students from language-learner status is a "high-stakes" decision, the authors of a new report say.

October 08, 2015

Where Key States Stand on the 'DREAM Act' Debate

A new report details how states are coming down on opposite sides of the in-state tuition debate for undocumented immigrant students.

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 12, 2015

Undocumented Immigrant Children Banned from Indiana Preschools

Despite the policy, there has been some effort to reach out to families who do not speak English as a first language

August 04, 2015

Oregon ELLs Who Are Suspended Suffer on State Tests, Study Shows

A new study from the Regional Education Laboratory Northwest found that English-language learners subject to suspension or expulsion had "substantially" lower achievement on state tests than ELLs who weren't.

July 23, 2015

Report Offers Guiding Principles to Support ELLs With Disabilities

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.

July 08, 2015

Appeals Court Revives Challenge to Arizona's Ethnic Studies Ban

The federal 9th Circuit appeals court revives a challenge to a state law that prohibits a so-called ethnic studies curriculum.

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