The upcoming vote has reignited a passionate debate over how to best educate California's 1.4 million English-learners.
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October 12, 2016
June 17, 2016
The criticism centers on hundreds of millions of dollars in increased state funding designed to benefit students who traditionally struggle academically, the Los Angeles Times reports.
June 03, 2016
Advocates for both computer science and foreign language education have raised red flags about conflating computer language and human language
April 20, 2016
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
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
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
Determining when to exit students from language-learner status is a "high-stakes" decision, the authors of a new report say.
October 08, 2015
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
During the 2011-12 school year, less than one percent of teachers nationwide identified as American Indian or Alaska Native.
August 12, 2015
Despite the policy, there has been some effort to reach out to families who do not speak English as a first language