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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.

May 28, 2013

Money at Center of ELL Achievement Debate in Nevada

Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval is the first Nevada governor to propose additional spending on the state's English-language learners.

March 25, 2013

Mexican-American Studies Thriving Outside Regular Classrooms

The battle over ethnic studies in Arizona schools that led to a state ban on such courses has created broader interest in Chicano and Latino history and literature, according to the Los Angeles Times.

March 08, 2013

Nevada Schools Struggle With Resources for English-Learners

As one of the few states that does not provide any additional funding to districts to pay for instruction for ELLs, Nevada may soon change course.

February 05, 2013

ELLs To Benefit From Texas' School Finance Ruling, Plaintiffs Say

A state court judge in Texas ruled that state funding is not keeping pace with the educational needs of English-language learners and low-income children and needs an overhaul.

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