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July 28, 2014

For Schools With Child Immigrants, What Resources Are Available?

School districts that absorb large numbers of recently-arrived immigrants can use a key stream of federal funding for support.

July 22, 2014

Fastest Growing Group of Migrants Arriving at Border: Children Under 12

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.

July 21, 2014

Accurate Identification of ELLs With Disabilities Challenges Schools

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

Cities in New York State Get Ready for Arrival of Child Migrants

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

New York Communities Prepare for Influx of Unaccompanied Minors

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

Two High Schools for English-Learners to Open in Prince George's County, Md.

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

Ala. Puts Stop to Enrollment Policies That Discriminate Against Immigrants

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

Louisiana District Agrees to Improve Services for English-Language Learners

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

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.

July 03, 2014

Education Department Building Partnerships to Explore ELL Supports

The U.S. Education Department has awarded several research partnerships money to improve ELL student achievement.

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