The state's newly granted testing waiver means California is not likely to have data it can use to hold schools accountable for the performance of the nation's largest population of English-language learners.
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March 07, 2014
March 07, 2014
The first phase of a four-year study found that English-learners in Project GLAD classrooms performed better on reading comprehension, vocabulary, and some writing tasks than their peers whose teachers did not use the instructional approach.
March 04, 2014
Spending on English-language acquisition programs would get a slight increase under President Barack Obama's proposed budget for fiscal 2015.
March 03, 2014
A group of 35 states that are jointly developing new English-language proficiency assessments are having a tough time finding schools willing to try out the field tests this spring.
February 24, 2014
Teachers, students, and parents can practice using the language-support features such as native-language glossaries in advance of the upcoming field tests.
February 18, 2014
Complaint filed with federal civil rights officials says two unaccompanied minors were either barred or discouraged from enrolling in public schools.
February 14, 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.
February 03, 2014
Sarah Camiscoli, a literacy intervention teacher for English-language learners at a small public middle school in the South Bronx, moved away from disciplining to listening and gaining greater understanding of her students' needs.
January 30, 2014
Revising the surveys educators use to determine who might be in need of English-language-acquisition services is part of a broader effort to bring more consistency across states when it comes to the education of English-learners.
January 27, 2014
Gov. Rick Snyder, a Republican, wants to bring 50,000 skilled immigrants to Detroit to kick start its battered economy.