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August 29, 2014

California Lawmakers Approve Measure to Repeal Limits on Bilingual Education

Gov. Jerry Brown must now decide whether to sign a bill that would allow voters to reconsider a 16-year-old law that all but eliminated bilingual education in public schools.

August 27, 2014

Florida Officials Will Fight Feds Over Testing of English-Language Learners

The governor and two education officials say they are requesting the U.S. Department of Education reverse its decision that Florida must include test results for the newest English-learners in its accountability system.

August 26, 2014

One Unaccompanied Minor's Story: 12-Year-Old David From Honduras

David is one of tens of thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children who have arrived in the United State since last fall, bringing traumatic experiences, harsh memories, and hopes for a chance to stay permanently.

August 21, 2014

ELLs to Keep Increasing as K-12 Schools Cross 'Majority-Minority' Threshold

The 2014-15 year is projected to be the first in which white students will no longer be the majority in K-12 public schools, and as public schools grow more diverse, the number of second-language learner is expected to keep rising.

August 19, 2014

Florida Unlikely to Change ELL Testing Policy, Despite Ed. Dept. Objections

The U.S. Department of Education approved a one-year extension of Florida's waiver from No Child Left Behind even though a new state law on testing English-learners is in conflict with federal law.

August 19, 2014

At Behest of Feds, Michigan District Agrees to Improve Services for ELLs

The Crestwood school district, which serves a large population of Arab-American students, has agreed to hire more bilingual staff members, improve language instruction, and better communicate with parents who do not speak English.

August 14, 2014

Teachers of English-Learners Feel Least Prepared for Common Core, Survey Finds

An October 2013 survey of teachers by the Education Week Research Center shows that teachers feel least confident in their preparation to teach the common-core standards to English-language learners.

August 12, 2014

California Judge Says State Failed Thousands of English-Learners

A Los Angeles judge agreed with plaintiffs that state education officials failed to monitor districts that were not providing English-language instruction to thousands of ELLs.

August 12, 2014

Students Earning 'Biliteracy Seals' on Uptick in California

Nearly 25,000 graduating seniors earned the special designation for their multiple language skills in 2014.

July 31, 2014

California Stands Trial in Lawsuit Alleging State Neglects English-Learners

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a brief supporting a lawsuit brought on behalf of six English-language-learner students who said they did not receive language instruction.

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