Classification policies and evaluation tools can vary widely from state to state, and even district to district, leaving widespread opportunity for error.
All Blog Posts With English-language learners Tag or Category
January 28, 2015
January 28, 2015
The study found that the quality of early-childhood teachers' English use is more important than the quantity for developing language skills in young ELLs.
January 23, 2015
"The Condition of Latinos in Education: 2015 Factbook" pulls data from a number of sources to a give state-level picture of K-12 enrollment and shed light on national advances and challenges for Latino students.
January 07, 2015
The guidance comes on the heels of the recent 40th anniversaries of Lau v. Nichols, a landmark Supreme Court decision, and the Equal Educational Opportunities Act of 1974, both of which expanded rights of students with limited English proficiency.
December 22, 2014
Federal officials granted the state's request to give its English-language learners two years in a U.S. school before counting their test scores in school grades.
December 20, 2014
Amid the roiling policy debate over immigration, a documentary looks at five students seeking to turn the American dream into a reality.
December 16, 2014
New policy prohibits schools from asking about the immigration status of students or their families during the enrollment process and provides guidance on the range of documents students may use to prove residency.
December 12, 2014
Arabic classes have failed to become a common offering in U.S. public schools despite a 2006 initiative by former President George W. Bush to increase the number of U.S. citizens learning, speaking and teaching the language.
December 04, 2014
The Prince George's County, Md., NAACP chapter questions whether the local district's plans for ELL students run counter to Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark 1954 decision that declared that separate public schools for black and white students violated the Constitution.
December 01, 2014
Investigators with the Education Department's office for civil rights found that English-language learners and students with disabilities were significantly underrepresented on campuses run by the state's largest charter school operator.