The head of the U.S. Justice Department's Civil Rights Division praised the plan, calling it a "critical step toward ensuring that all students, no matter their language background, have an equal opportunity to access that dream."
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June 25, 2015
June 18, 2015
Florida got flexibility on English Language Learners and accountability. Now at least seven other states are also asking for similar for those students.
June 16, 2015
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the state on Monday in Flores v. Arizona, a 23-year-old lawsuit challenging Arizona's requirement that ELLs spend more than half their school day learning English.
June 15, 2015
State education leaders have often been at loggerheads with federal officials over the rights of the state's English-language learners.
June 08, 2015
One video shares the story of 4th grade student Gian Carlos, an ELL newcomer from Colombia, who's fluent in Spanish, but has little experience in English.
June 05, 2015
In a study of the Houston Independent School District, English-language learners in two-way dual-language programs had higher Spanish reading scores and consistently higher English performance in grade 5 than their ELL peers who were not in dual language.
June 03, 2015
The Migration Policy Institute and Middlebury Interactive Languages released separate reports on the topic this week. Their findings diverge on several key points.
June 01, 2015
The district is reaping the benefits of its expanding commitment to bilingual education, but the graduation rates and state test scores of language-learners are still falling below expectations.
May 28, 2015
Amid growing criticism of his "extended foreign language" program, Superintendent Alberto Carvalho will convene a task force to develop proposals that could roll out during the 2016-17 school year.
May 27, 2015
The focus has shifted from "the whats of language," namely vocabulary and grammar, to "doing" with language by engaging with academic content, said Kenji Hakuta, a Stanford University professor.