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.
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March 04, 2015
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.
May 21, 2014
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
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 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
For first time ever, the state of Nevada will provide funds to school districts to support programs for English-language learners.
May 28, 2013
Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval is the first Nevada governor to propose additional spending on the state's English-language learners.