The number of unaccompanied minors from Central America under the age of 12 has increased by 117 percent from last year, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center.
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July 22, 2014
July 21, 2014
Historically, English-language learners have tended to be over-represented in special education, but in more recent years, under-representation also has been a problem.
July 18, 2014
Syracuse and New York City leaders are mobilizing services and supports for the influx of unaccompanied minors from Central America who have arriving in their communities.
July 18, 2014
City officials in Syracuse and New York City are mobilizing resources and support for the influx of unaccompanied child migrants from Central America.
July 15, 2014
The 125,000-student district outside of Washington is partnering with CASA de Maryland and the Internationals Network for Public Schools to open two high schools to serve ELLs and recently arrived immigrants.
July 11, 2014
State Superintendent of Education Thomas Bice is requiring all school districts to use a common enrollment form and follow the same set of practices that will not discourage students to enroll because of their immigration status or that of their parents.
July 10, 2014
Federal civil rights officials had been investigating complaints about inadequate services for English-learners and their families in the 46,000-student Jefferson Parish district.
July 08, 2014
Biliteracy "seals" that recognize high school graduates with fluency in two or more languages are catching on in more states.
July 03, 2014
The U.S. Education Department has awarded several research partnerships money to improve ELL student achievement.
June 26, 2014
In its request to extend its waiver from No Child Left Behind, Florida seeks to return to its previous practice of waiting until recently arrived ELLs have been in U.S. schools for two years before factoring their scores on content tests into school accountability.